John R. Sedlak

May 15, 1941 – Jan. 1, 2022


John R. Sedlak, 80, of Lincoln, died Jan. 1, 2022. He was born May 15, 1941, in Bee, to Ivan and Catherine (Krenk) Sedlak. John met his future wife, Betty Mares, at Dwight Assumption High School in 1957.

John was a member of North American Martyrs Catholic Church. He enjoyed all Husker sports, but especially loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sports and activities where he was a friend to everyone and known as ‘Grandpa’ to many of his grandchildren’s friends.

He is survived by his wife Betty; sons, Dale (Nancy), Dave (Monica), Ken (Sue), Jim (Mandi); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann (Eugene) Masek; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and uncle, Rudolph “Junior” Sedlak.

Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 10 at North American Martyrs Catholic Church in Lincoln with interment at Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to Pius X High School. Condolences may be left for the family online at