Harry Sedgwick


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 4:34 pm
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Harry E. Sedgwick, 71, of Hampton, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his home.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, East Moline, with services on Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Lindblad will officiate. Burial is at Hampton Township Cemetery following services.
Harry was born April 7, 1941, in Rock Island, the son of Francis W. and Helen L. Pouder Sedgwick. He married Georganna Meyers at St. Mary's on Nov. 4, 1961.
He was a driver for UPS for 26 years, retiring in 1994.
Harry loved people and telling jokes. He liked all sports and NASCAR. Harry was a true family man who loved his family dearly. He will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Georganna; son, Joe (Tammy) Sedgwick, Lost Nation, Iowa; daughters, Kelly (Mike) Chase, Hampton, Donna Sedgwick, Bedford, Texas, Victoria Cannon, and boyfriend, Mac McQueen, East Moline; grandchildren, Amanda (Bradi) Kipper, Bettendorf, Annajo Sedgwick, Davenport, Christopher Harvey, East Moline, Autumn Sedgwick, Lost Nation, Carson Harvey, East Moline, Bryce Chase, Hampton, Austin Sedgwick, Lost Nation; two great-grandsons, Isaac and Owen Kipper, Bettendorf, and baby boy to join the family in May; sisters, Dixie Kelley, Moline, and Emma Sue (David) Goetz, Bettendorf. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.sullivanellisltd.com.














 



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