Mrs. Sedlak retired from School District 118, where she had worked as a secretary for 21 years. She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority for over 20 years, and a past member of the Illinois Trekkers. Shirley loved dogs, gardening, puzzles, and coloring books.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William A. Sedlak, whom she married on February 23, 1952, and who died on July 16, 2008; her parents, Elmer F. and Alice, nee Craig, Wilke; and a brother, Donald (Ethel) Wilke.
Surviving are her two sons, Dennis L. (Georgine) Sedlak of St. Louis, MO, and Richard A. (Lisa) Sedlak of Millstadt, IL;
four grandchildren, Nicholas (Megan) Sedlak of Chicago, IL, Stephen (Kacy) Sedlak of Webster Groves, MO, Bradley Sedlak of Millstadt, IL, and Kellie (Brad) Stockton of St. Louis, MO;
six great-grandchildren, Haven Nichols, Drew and Evan Stockton, and Oliver, Nora, and Sloan Sedlak;
a sister-in-law, Carole (David) Hiatt-Neptune of Hillsboro, MO;
and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Grand Manor in Swansea, IL, and to all the friends she made there over the past five years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Douglas Stewart officiating.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.