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Marcella A. Sedlachek, 91, of Oshkosh died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Aurora Medical Center. She was born on February 14, 1921, in Auburndale, Wisconsin, the daughter of Henry and Mary Heeg. She married Edward A. Sedlachek on February 20, 1939, in Auburndale. They moved to Oshkosh in 1950 where they established, owned, and operated Eddie's Sport Shop along the Fox River at one North Main Street, until 1962. They then opened Eddie's Evergreen Marina, along Lake Butte des Morts.
Marcella was an outdoor enthusiast throughout her life enjoying working at the sport shop, cross country skiing, and hunting. She also enjoyed drives in the country, looking for wildlife, and bird watching. She was a charter member of the Women's Ducks Unlimited.
Marcella is survived by her seven children, Janet Ruwe of Eagle, ID, Francis (Karen), Alfred (Mary Ellen), Marvin (Susan) all of Oshkosh, Richard (Kathleen) of Arbor Vitae, Susan (Marilyn Vohs) of Milwaukee, and Kathryn (Thomas Specht) of Woodland Park, CO. She is further survived by 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Victor and John Heeg; and granddaughter, Amanda Sedlachek Gunderson.
The funeral service will be on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home (Eastside) with the Rev. William Van De Kreeke officiating. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2013