On May 1, 2014, retired U.S. Navy Commander, Walter "Wally" D. Sedlacek, passed away at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Sedlacek.
He was survived by his four daughters, Becky (Philip) Craycraft, of Lubbock, Kerrie (Max) Covert, of Hideaway, Nicole Allen, of Lindale, and Kristin (Jerry) Vowell, of Slidell, La. He is also survived by 14 loving grandchildren; his brother, Maurice Sedlacek, of South Bend, Ind.; and many nieces, nephews and supportive friends from around the world.
He was born on June 26, 1951, to Milo and Josephine Sedlacek, of South Dakota. Commander Sedlacek served 29 years in the United States Navy assigned to Nuclear Submarine Warfare Division at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a majority of his tenure. He received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Expert Pistol Shot Medal and several achievement ribbons.
After retirement in 1998, Walter served as senior vice president of production operations and chief technology officer of Intermap Technologies Corp. for 12 years. He also served as general manager of the South East Asia and Australia regions; previously as director of customer care, managing director, GmbH Munich Germany for Intermap Technologies Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, N.M. Walter was currently residing in Hideaway, previously of Castle Rock, Colo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale. A second service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
Walter's wish was that memorial contributions be made to the
to continue the fight he and Elaine so bravely endured.
Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors, Inc.
206 West South
Lindale, TX 75771
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 4, 2014