Joseph Vincent Sedlacek

Joseph Vincent Sedlacek died October 16, 2020 in San Diego, California at the age of 66.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota with Deacon Ron Kachena officiating and military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No 791.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota.

Joey was born July 16, 1954, to Stanley and Patricia (Novak) Sedlacek in Yankton, South Dakota. He grew up in Yankton and enlisted in the US Navy and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for his service during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in San Diego and continued to work for the US Naval Base for over forty years until his recent retirement. He married Brenda Sieverding and together they had three children: Nicole, Joshua and Jared. Joey enjoyed riding his quad in the Sand Dunes, bath tub races, off-road racing, fishing with his friend, Bobby and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters: John Sedlacek; James (Michelle) Sedlacek; Jerome (Polly) Sedlacek; Mary Pat (Bruce) Sorenson, Melissa (Randy) Nieman; step-brothers and step-sisters: Jerry DeLozier, Nyla Eddie, Jim (Mary) DeLozier, Doug (Cheryl) DeLozier, Suzy Harmsen; step-brother-in-law, Loren Tramp and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Patricia Sedlacek, Evelyn Sedlacek; grandparents, Joseph and Clara Sedlacek and Vincent and Albina Novak; step-sister, Kathy Tramp, step-sister-in-law, Beverly DeLozier and step-brother-in-law, Delmar Eddie.

He was blessed with family and cherished by friends and he always had a Smartie for you. He will be missed by all

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6 response to "Joseph Vincent Sedlacek"

  1. By: Tom Baca Posted: July 14, 2021

    I had the honor and pleasure of serving along side Joey for 3 years in the Navy. Not only did he receive the National Defense Medal, he also earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal For Operation Eagle Pull and Operation Frequent Wind, Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. We shared many many great times together. Rest in Peace Brother!!

  2. By: Denise D Telthoester Posted: July 14, 2021

    Even though we didn’t see each other often enough I loved spending time with this crazy uncle of mine. I remember when I visited him out in San Diego with my boyfriend (which is now my husband), he was a gracious host and conversationalist. He was so much fun to be around and I’m sure those that have gone before us are being entertained in heaven. He now gets to spend eternity with those that he lost so soon in life on earth. I would say Rest in Peace but I know you won’t so “Give Heaven Some Hell!”

  3. By: Rick Baumgart Posted: July 15, 2021

    Joey and I were nearly inseparable from the ages of 12 to about 17or 18. I remember ornery pranks on Halloween. At 14 I received a work permit for my dad and Joey would ride along with me and we would tow and start cars and go to accidents. We new all the policeman so we might have received a mulligan or two! We were also into stock cars and attended many events. At 16 we became masters of the Yankton cruising scene and occasional street racing out at the rails near the old Kochi. We loved to hunt and spent fall weekends shooting guns and chasing the Wiley ringneck pheassants. I remember economy one day vacations as we would drive to Okoboji Arnold’s Park or Peony Park in Omaha, see the sites and ride the rides,sleep in car and drive home in morning. I remember hammering 2 old water skis together and pulling behind car with rope behind car at frozen Jim River on Hwy 81 and playing crack the whip! Hard to believe we survived our teens but lucky to have shared with Joey. He will surely be missed. My phone is 319 329 8550 if you if you wish to share or visit about my friend from my teens!

  4. By: Rodney McCloud Posted: July 15, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Joey. Didn’t get to hear from him often enough although we did keep in touch through facebook.

  5. By: John Conkling Posted: July 15, 2021

    Joey and I grew up on the same block. We hung out a lot together before we were old enough to go to grade school and during our grade school years. I will never forget him. We recently communicated on Facebook after not communicating for a long long time. I was hoping we would be able to get together someday and talk about life in the neighborhood. I remember his grandma, mom and dad, and Jim and Jerry. I remember playing hide the thimble in his house. I remember him riding his bike really fast into the street and hitting the tire of a car that was going by. He flew really high before he landed hard, but he was all right. Life, what a curious journey for all of us. God give you all Peace during this time. Happy Trails Joey

  6. By: John Conkling Posted: July 15, 2021

    Oh my gosh I forgot to mention Johnny in my previous comment. I definitely remember Johnny from back in those early years. I live in Yankton and talk to him every once in awhile.

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