Betty Sedam


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 6:53 pm
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Betty I. Sedam, 90, of New Boston, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Trinity Muscatine.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the New Boston United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the New Boston Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, where memorials may be left to the New Boston United Methodist Church or the New Boston Ambulance. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born on May 17, 1922, in Keithsburg, to Paul and Grace Garrett Boden. She graduated from New Boston High School. She married Richard Delos "Sonny" Sedam on June 22, 1940, in Muscatine. He died in 1987.
Betty was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm. In 1962, she and her husband moved to New Boston, where she was employed at the Curtis Grocery Store. She and her husband later owned and operated New Boston Farm and Home.
Betty was a member of the New Boston United Methodist Church and the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, bird watching, attending her grandchildren's activities and especially loved being with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Merle) Reed, Illinois City, Sally Sedam, New Boston; two sons, Rick (Maxine) Sedam, Tom (Vickie) Sedam, both of New Boston; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Tay (Becky) Boden, New Boston; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Gary LeHew; and one brother, Paul Jr.














 




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