Arlene Sedlar, formerly of Dowagiac

Published 9:26 am Thursday, February 20, 2014

Oct. 20, 1934 — Feb. 15, 2014



Arlene M. Sedlar, of Hastings, Minn., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Regina Medical Center, Hastings, Minn.

Arlene was born on Oct. 20, 1934, in Gary, Ind.

She met and married Ted (lover boy) on Aug. 21, 1954. They made their home and raised their family for most of their life in Dowagiac, Mich.

Upon retirement they moved Hastings, Minn., to live with their daughter Denise and her family. They spent their winters in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

She was a member of Beta-Signa Phi Sorority Theta-Mu Chapter. She enjoyed gardening and loved her flowers. Her life-long love of cooking and baking was shared over the years with family and friends. Her door was always open and the coffee pot was always on.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore; parents, John and Lucretia Radoe; one brother, J.R.; and a stepsister, Mary.

Arlene is survived by her children, Art (Chris) Sedlar of Tulsa, Okla., Denise (Larry) Monhaut of Hastings, Minn., Greg (Carolin) Sedlar, Mark Sedlar and Jim Sedlar all of Dowagiac; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Nick (Jo Ellen) Radoe of Austin, Texas and Lou (Judee) Radoe of Hobart, Ind.; and Baby Henry on his way.

Her family will have a gathering for friends Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, Mich. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, 210 N. Front, Dowagiac, Mich. Following the mass she will be entrusted to the Cremation Services of Southwest Michigan.

In Arlene’s name, memorials may be made to donor’s choice or to the family. Please take the opportunity to sign her guestbook and leave a memory of her for the family at