Mary Joan (Wilson) Sedlacek, 84, of North Platte passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Linden Court Care Center.
Mary was born Sept. 25, 1934 in Omaha to Matthew and Evelyn (Laughorst) Wilson. She graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1952 and from Creighton St. Joseph School of Nursing in Omaha in 1955.
She met her future husband, Joe, while he was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha and they were married on March 2, 1957. They lived for a time in Kimball, Ogallala, and briefly in Omaha before settling in North Platte. They had four children, Juliann (deceased), Jerald (who died in infancy), Michael and Jeanie.
Mary worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, St. Mary’s Hospital in North Platte, and completed her career at home health care, which was her passion. She was regarded as dedicated and compassionate by her co-workers and patients and was known for her infectious laugh.
She was privileged to serve as Eucharistic Minister at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and also provided communion to shut-ins.
Mary is survived by her children, Dr. Michael (Debra) Sedlacek of Bellevue and Dr. Jeanie (John) Iberlin of Buffalo, Wyo.; grandchildren, Lucie Sedlacek of Bellevue, Grace (David) Schumacher of Lincoln, and Danielle Barent of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Marcia (Jim) Petersen and Michelle Aden, both of North Platte; brothers, Bernie (Rose) Wilson of Omaha and Joe (Linda) Wilson of Lincoln; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Evelyn Wilson; husband, Joe; infant son, Jerald; daughter, Juliann; sister, Evelyn Perlinger; and brother-in-law, Dick Aden.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Rev. Vidya Sagar Arikotla as celebrant. Burial will follow at Paxton Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 11 from noon-8 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.