Funeral services for Esther Sedivy, age 91, of Verdigre, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016, at United Methodist Church in Verdigre. Pastor Trudy Hanke will officiate, with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Verdigre.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Verdigre.
Esther died Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Tabitha at Williamsburg in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Esther was born on April 12, 1925, to Anton and Martha (Slechta) Konopasek. She attended school at District 39 near Verdigre through 8th grade and graduated from Verdigre High School in 1942. In 1945, she married Robert Sedivy in O’Neill, Nebraska. Robert left nine days later to serve in World War II in Japan. While Robert was in the service, Esther was employed at Marshall’s Grocery Store. Upon his return from the service, the Sedivy’s went into farming southwest of Verdigre and remained there until 1977. To this union, three children were born. Esther was baptized later in life and became a member of the Verdigre United Methodist Church where she served as secretary for three years.
In 1977, the Sedivy’s built a new home in Verdigre and both became very active with the American Legion. Esther served as secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary for three years. She was employed at the Verdigre Bakery and later as a kitchen aid at Alpine Village for 7 years. After her husband’s death in 2001, Esther moved to Lincoln to be near her children. Her identical twin sister soon joined her in Lincoln and together they enjoyed many years of living in the Van Dorn community. While in Lincoln, she attended church at Trinity United Methodist.
Surviving are her children, Allen Sedivy of Valentine, Gene (Elaine) Sedivy of Denton, and Karen (John) Hall of Lincoln; her beloved twin sister, Ethel Jelinek of Lincoln; grandchildren, Susan (Jason) Katt of Lincoln, Krista (Scott) Larson of Valentine, Levi (Dana) Hamilton of Lincoln, and Hannah (Matthew) Wilson of Lincoln; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 56 years; her parents; sisters Violet and Irene; brother-in-law, Alvin Jelinek; and daughter-in-law, Kay Sedivy.
Memorials can be directed to the family for future designation to Esther’s preferred organizations.