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Chet Sedore, 93, of Ottumwa, died at 10 p.m. on September 11, 2017 at Vista Woods Care Center.
He was born July 10, 1924 in Ottumwa to Lowell and Susie Helen Hite Sedore. He married Marilyn Watterson on May 21, 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 22, 2010.
Chet was a 1941 graduate of Ottumwa High School and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a lifetime farmer, farming south of Ottumwa and was an insurance agent with Farm Bureau. Chet was also involved in many civic organizations: Ottumwa School Board 1960-69, Kiwanis, 4-H, Rural Youth and Ruritans.
Chet was a member of Davis St. Christian Church where he served as a Deacon, an Elder, a Sunday school teacher and sang for many funerals.
Surviving is a son, Kent (Sheila) Sedore of Ottumwa; two daughters, Sue (Larry) Zuehlke of Ottumwa and Sally (Randy) Davison of Cedar Rapids; 8 grandchildren, Tiffany Davison, Brad (Amanda) Davison, Allyson Sedore, Nick Sedore, Shauna (Willie) Daubs, Brian (Mindy) Zuehlke, Todd Zuehlke and Scott (Melissa) Zuehlke; 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Irene and James Mullenix.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Davis St. Christian Church with Rev. James H. Wakelin officiating. Burial will be in Agency Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Davis St. Christian Church.
Published on September 12, 2017
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