Raymond Sedlock

Resided in Gwinn, MI
Died September 18, 2011

Raymond J. Sedlock, age 84, of Gwinn passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Marquette General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was born October 1, 1926 in Negaunee, Michigan the son of Joseph and Mae (Eisman) Sedlock Sr. He was united in marriage to Carol Iris Karbum on November 18, 1950 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee. Ray worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company for 37 years and installed the first telephone at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base.

He spent his early years hunting, fishing and building camps. He loved his camp in Gwinn by the Escanaba River where he would sit for hours and watch the river go by. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Gwinn where in early years he served on the board to build the new church. He was in the Knights of Columbus and served as an altar server for funerals. He also spent many years volunteering for St. Vincent de Paul. Ray loved his dogs and they always knew when grandpa was eating and they were going to get some. And they did.

Ray is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol of Gwinn; two sons, Mike Sedlock of Skandia, MI and Fr. Dave Sedlock of Gwinn, MI ; two daughters, Mary (Bernie) Stiritz of Gwinn, MI and Anne (Matthew) Wood of Gwinn, MI; eight grandchildren, Michael R.and Nicole Sedlock, Colleen, Alex (Stephanie) and Tori Stiritz, Mindy (Matt) Kennedy and Rachel and Jacob Wood; two great grandchildren, Michael A. Sedlock and Davy Ray Hytinen; three sisters, Margaret Mascotti, Dorothy Millard and Mary Frances (Bob) Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joe and Emery Sedlock and two sisters, Genevieve Anderson and Theresa Dufalo.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him but is now with our Lord in Heaven.
Visitation will be on Friday, September 23 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Gwinn. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3:30 PM at the church. Ray will be laid to rest in the Gwinn Cemetery immediately following the services. A luncheon will be served, following the burial, at the church.

0 Tributes for “Raymond Sedlock

    I met Ray many years ago when I worked for his son Fr. Dave in Escanaba. He and Carol were both wonderful people and always warm and friendly. My sympathies to the entire family for their loss. Fr. Dave presided at my wedding and he is in my prayers.
    Brenda Krasiejko Barron
    Gladstone MI

    My favorite uncle is all I can say!!! I have so many memories of the time we spent together when I was a child, he taught me to berry pick, walk in the woods, and love Chocolate cake. Aunt Carol, and kids..you lost a wonderful DAD and HUSBAND, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Barb and Al Besola

    Barb Besola
    Ishpeming MI

    It’s Marie Doyen. Ray I know you been many years of know me a lot and i went to over his house and play with his dog and it was so friendly the dog.. i was really miss him(ray) a lot and you are my best friend forever and you are in my heart and take care of your family(your mom and dad and brothers and sisters too) in grave in the under ground.. i will looked up with you and i was try to find you in heaven and you can looked down and see me okay.. i was try to keep this picture of you and i was looked up again for my life and you know my dad told you that i was so tiny baby girl and you saw me and play with me… i need to know what year you know me alike many years forever as long as long time ago… so i will looked up with you and u are my heart in my life.. i was really miss him so much and u are my good friend forever in my life.. i wish i can take care of your dog.. i have to my responsibility take care of your dog maybe if my dad said so.. i don’t know yet.. i have to wait and see….

    Marie Doyen
    Marquette MI

    Ray will be missed by so many people. He was always so helpful with a smile all the time. I always enjoed wotking with him and Carol Wether at St. Anthony’s, St Vincent DePaul, or one of the many times I called on him after I Tore down a wall in my house and then the phone didn’t work. He would always chuckle and say, Jane you aren’t supposed to call after you tear the wall down. Didn’t you see that tag that says not to tamper with the lines? Then he would laugh and fix my phone once again. I will definitely miss seeing him around town.

    Jane Nordeen
    Gwinn MI

    Mari & family, you have my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I know your many memories of him & your faith in God will help you in this sad time.

    Gary Rautio
    Marquette MI

    If there is a sign of what we were in life it shows itself in our children. Mike, Mary and Dave I have met and they speak volumes. Rest in peace Ray, you have served not only us but God well.

    John LaCourt

    We were saddened to read about Ray’s passing, but
    he is with our Lord now. Please accept our condolences.
    Ron & Mary Tremethick

    Ronald Tremethick

    Ray was always one of my favorite neighborhood people growing up in Fralick Heights…he was kind and always smiling..that picture of him is just what I remember from my childhood, he never changed. He also raised some very great kids! I know that he will be sadly missed, but it sure must be a peaceful feeling to be assured of his salvation and know that he will be forever in the presence of the Lord!

    Amber (Armatti) Mitchell
    Gwinn MI

    Dear Carol and family,
    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your husband and father. My mom and dad, Fedora and Milburn Fowler were so very fond of all of you. After my mom passed, I went through her communications and found every one of your Christmas letters. She so enjoyed learning of your family’s activities! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    MaryAnn (Fowler) Zawlocki
    Green Bay WI

    We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember
    Uncle Ray for his smile:) You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Roger, Patty, Evan and Bryce

    Patty Leaf
    Negaunee MI

    I don’t know if it’s normal for family to sign these or not, but everyone knows I’m not normal anyway, so who cares. I loved my dad and have more fond memories of him than I can share. He was always good for a laugh or a cry and would have given his kids the shirt off his back. He was proud of every one of us, no matter the fact that we all have issues. In fact, as I sat there during that long last night with him, one of the last things he said to me was “I’m happy with you”. I don’t know of a person who didn’t love my dad…but I know I was one of the people who loved him most. I’m happy with you, too, Daddy…

    Anne Wood
    Gwinn MI

    I am sad to hear this news, and I am keeping the Sedlock and Stiritz families in my thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of visiting Ray’s camp with his granddaughter Colleen when we were kids. Such a nice man! I hope the family is comforted by many warm memories.

    Frances Collins Chambers
    Fort Worth TX

    So sorry for your loss. Gwinn has lost a great man. Always in my prayers.

    Linda Ketola
    Gwinn MI

    I remember Ray always smiling and waving at us. He talked of the camp he loved so much and trimmed our shrubs and trees. He’s someone you always think will be around. Ray and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy at your loss. Love, Ann and Joe Delwiche

    Ann Linna Delwiche
    Green Bay WI

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