Bernice E. Sedlacek, 85, of Marshalltown, formerly of Toledo, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Carrington Place of Toledo under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor Barry Holmes officiating. Interment will follow at National Cemetery in rural Vining. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.
Bernice was born on July 18, 1926 in rural Tama County, the daughter of Alma (Kubik) and Ernest Herink and Joseph Yilek. She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1945. Bernice was united in marriage to Ervern Sedlacek on November 25, 1947 in Cedar Rapids. She was a long time employee of the State Bank of Toledo working there from 1960 until 2011. Bernice also helped out at Sedlacek's Wholesale Meat Company in Melbourne for many years. She loved music and dancing and also enjoyed bowling and sewing. Bernice was a hard worker and enjoyed working outdoors on the farm. She loved animals, especially her pets. Bernice loved her family and enjoyed cooking meals for them.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Ervern on Nov. 13, 1981; and a brother in infancy.
Bernice E. Sedlacek
Survivors include her son Barry (Renee) Sedlacek of Marshalltown; two granddaughters, Amy Sedlacek-Harmon of Marshalltown and Amanda (Andy) DeVaul of Marshalltown; one great-granddaughter, Savannah Harmon; and a special friend, Richard Linhart of Clutier.
A memorial fund has been established.