OBITUARY

Randall Wayne Sedlak

August 23, 1951June 28, 2018

Randall Wayne Sedlak, 66, of Rockford died peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones following a long illness on June 28, 2018. Served in the army as a green beret 1970-1973. Married the love of his life, Kim (O’Riley) Sedlak June 5, 1976. Predeceased by parents Ed and MaryLou, brother Joe, sister-in-law MaryJo Sedlak, and in-Laws John and Norma O’Riley. Survived by wife of 42 years Kim, daughter Shannon (John) Bailey, son John (Megan) Sedlak, daughter Kelly (Seth) Beard, brother Rick Sedlak, sisters Sally Zareie, Sherri (Kyle) Clardy, and Rebecca Sedlak, and 13 grandchildren who were the light of his life. Due to Randy’s request private family services. Please share a memory or send condolences to www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com Memorial donations can be sent to Rock House 1325 7th St. Rockford, Il 61104 or www.rockhousekids.org

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Randall Wayne Sedlak

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Stephen Alonge

July 4, 2018

It has been several years since I have seen Randy and Kim. However, I am very fortunate to have spent my early childhood around them in Colorado. I remember Randy would let me ride their Saint Bernard around while all of our family and friends would go camping in the Rockies. I am also grateful to have a tool box, now a tackle box, that Randy made me during that same time period.

Throughout the years my mother, Lynda, would give me the updates of all the friends from my past that she is still in contact with and when I heard Kim, I heard Randy, and vice versa. Although he will be missed by many I celebrate the fact that he is with God.

My love to Kim and all the family.

Stephen Alonge and Family

Ronald Johnson

July 4, 2018

I met Randy only a couple of times and enjoyed chatting with him,very sorry for family,much love

Lynda , Miss P, Laurita Richmond

July 2, 2018

My memories are a lifetime of friendship, unending great times & a lot of conversations. The last thing I said to him was "I love you". I do, always have always will. Randy, Kim, Shannon, John & Kelly are also a part of my family. Family lives on in our hearts & children hearts into eternity. My dear friend be at peace, you will never be forgotten. See you at the fishing hole.

Kathy Martens

July 1, 2018

One of my fondest memories of spending time with Randy is when the two of us spent a weekend together at the cabin. As we were sitting around the campfire one night, he had just told me of cougar sightings in the area and then it was time for me to head for the tent!! The next day, he took me for a boat ride and showed me all the channels he had dug around the lake and identified numerous insects. When it was time for me to leave, he treated me to breakfast at a little restaurant in South Beloit. I always enjoyed our conversations and time spent with him and Kim. Randy holds a special place in my heart, and I send all my love and respect for those who will miss him most.

Randy Cates

July 1, 2018

I met Randy in the early 80’s at Sunstrand Avi. He was my boss and a short time after that my very good friend. He taught me how to play racket ball, and after a few weeks we were pretty even at it. I believe he used to let me win once in awhile. Randy was a very good person most of all he was my very dear friend, and I loved him for the great friendship and respect I had for him. Kim and the kids I am truly sorry for your loss. He will always be with us. Sincerely, Randy Cates

Jane Beard

June 30, 2018

Randy was a very likable guy. He was always full of smiles, friendly, talkative and sought out people to visit with them. Our grandkids talked about him a lot. It was, “ Grandpa Randy said so and so. Grandpa Randy’s dog did so and so, Did you know so and so? Grandpa Randy told me so.” He certainly had a variety of interests and shared them with his grandkids. From what they told me, he was very funny. He will be sorely missed. We grieve with Kim and the family.

Barbara and Rory Scruggs

June 30, 2018

Sak was a hoot! He loved life and tried to enjoy every minute of it. I only met him in the early 90's by way of a Special Forces Reunion that I attended with my husband, Kraig Strapko (who has also gone to be with the Lord). I was hesitant, thinking that these SF guys would be hard, overtly masculine and difficult to communicate with. On the contrary, they were gentle, kind and fun to be around. Randy loved to talk, yet he would listen and openly share my concerns. He was especially kind to me when Kraig died and informed me that I needed to carry on with my life. He and Kim have been good friends even though we didn't see each other much in the last several years. It is with a sad smile that I realize Randy went to be with the Lord on the same day I had vocal cord surgery and cannot talk for two weeks. I am sure he will be rejoicing in Heaven though and carrying on multiple conversations after communing with Jesus for a time. Will miss him immensely because we are selfish as humans. However, when we realize the company he is now keeping, we might be a bit envious for that peaceful life. Prayers to lift up the family in comfort and peace only God can provide. Barbara and Rory Scruggs

Kathleen Napier

June 30, 2018

Kim, Shannon, John and Kelly,
Rocky & I were so saddened to hear about your family's loss. Randy was one of those people that from our very first meeting, made us feel he was truly happy to see us and welcomed us fully into his family with a big smile and big hug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and hope you know we're grateful, even if it was for a short while, to be able to say, we knew him. Hoping your memories of better days, can help you through this now. Thinking of you,

Kathleen & Rocky Napier

Melissa Gunsolus

June 29, 2018

Shannon, Kim, Kelly, John and grandbabies,
My heart is with you all! Randy will be missed! He was such a special man, he always made me feel welcome and important. I'm so sorry you all are going through this! I love you all very much! ❤
Love,
Melissa Gunsols

Amy Jo Beard

June 29, 2018

To: my dear sister, Kelly, Kim, Shannon, John, and their families...

I’m so sorry for what you’re going through right now. Randy will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. May it comfort you to know that your are in our constant prayers.