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Daniel "Dan" Sedlachek

September 5, 1937 — November 16, 2020

Daniel "Dan" Sedlachek

Daniel E. Sedlachek


Age 83 of Wilmington passed away peacefully Monday, November 16, 2020 at his home.

Born September 5, 1937 in Pipestone, Minnesota, Daniel Edward was the son of Edward Sedlachek and Florence DeBates. He was raised and educated in Pipestone, and graduated from Pipestone Area High School with the Class of 1956. Dan served honorably in the United States Navy until his retirement in 1976 after twenty years of service. He was a member of the VFW Malcom J. Mayo Post 5422 in Wilmington and served on the Honor Guard. Dan also held membership with the Wilmington Masonic Lodge 208 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 241, as well as the Elks. He attended First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. Dan’s biggest passion was spending time with his family and friends in various settings.  He enjoyed golf and was an avid bowler in his younger years and continued to bowl as much as he could in his later years.

Survivors include his life companion, Helen Ziller of Wilmington, whom he married on April 23, 2016; special families members: his loving step daughters; Debbie (Kevin Sao) Marion and Veronica (Marty) Orr; grandchildren: Brian (Nicole) Furi, Isaac Orr, Erica Orr, Jay Mashburn and Jessica (Jeremy Penfield) Kahler, and great grandchildren Gavin and Mia Furi, Stella, Jeremy Jr. and Adam who were the apple of his eye and made him laugh.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Alice Ziller.

The family will receive friends for a COVID observant visitation on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Due to current pandemic guidelines, face masks will be required for attendees and measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order. The funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the safe number set forth for the visitation.

A private family service will follow Friday morning with Masonic Rites officiated by the A.F. & A.M.

Dan will be laid to rest in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wilmington VFW Honor Guard.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Dan's name to the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, 301 North Kankakee Street in Wilmington.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Dan’s memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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