Donald Sedder


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Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Donald R. Sedder, 67, of Milan, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at St. Anthony's Nursing & Rehab Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from noon until time of services Friday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island.
Donald was born on Feb. 21, 1945, in Evergreen Park, Ill., the son of Vincent and Lorraine Kramer Sedder. He was an Army veteran. He married JoAnn Frazier. He later married Lela J. (Pearson) Brown on Nov. 17, 1995, in Rock Island.
Donald was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He loved making rugs and listening to polka music. He was extremely proud of his A.A. membership of many years. In his own words regarding his life and recent illness, "I beat the booze and cigarettes, but cancer beat me."
Survivors (and spouses) include his wife, Lela, Milan; sisters, Mary (Wayne) Payette, Orland Park, Ill., JoAnne (Gary) Broiles, Channahon, Ill., and Barbara (Steve) Morgan, Midlothian, Ill.; brother, Daniel (Lois) Sedder, Tinley Park, Ill.; sister-in-law, Linda Halsall, Rock Island; brothers-in-law, David (Beverly) Pearson and Larry (Beverly) Pearson, both of Matherville; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and an infant sister preceded Mr. Sedder in death.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.hodgsonfuneralhome.com.












 



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