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Carol J. Sek (nee Redmann)

Obituary for Carol J. Sek (nee Redmann)

December 15, 1931 - April 17, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 89


Born on the family dairy farm in Royalton, Wisconsin, on Dec. 15, 1931, Carol Jean Sek died peacefully at her McHenry home on April 17, 2021. She was 89.

Carol graduated from New London High School in New London, Wisconsin, in 1949. She then attended the Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing, attaining her Registered Nursing degree in 1951. While working at Milwaukee County Emergency Hospital in 1953, Carol Redmann met the handsome intern who would become her husband of 66 years, Dr. Frank Sek. They married in 1955 and settled in McHenry.

Carol enjoyed being a wife and mother, but absolutely adored being a grandmother to her six grandchildren, who affectionately called her Boosha. She also was a skilled quilter, gardener and cook.

She was active in the League of Women Voters and the McHenry County Historical Society Museum. Carol served as an election judge and supported the McHenry County Democratic Party. She was a compassionate woman, always advocating for a better community and engaging others in spirited conversation.

Carol Sek was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Myrtle Redmann; her brother, Eugene Redmann; her sister, Gloria Redmann; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca McCord-Sek; and an infant son, Gregory. She is survived by her husband, Frank Sek, MD; sister Valeria (James) Johnston of Kellner, Wisconsin;sons Jonathon (Zoe) Sek of San Jose, California, Jeffrey (Lisa) Sek of Bayside, Wisconsin, and Darreld (Mary) Sek of Lake Bluff; her daughter Jeanine (Mark) Chyna of Libertyville; grandsons Daniel, Bryan and Matthew; granddaughters Sydney, Katherine and Megan; and many extended family members and friends.

A private family funeral was held. A memorial service and celebration of her life is planned for later this spring. In Boosha's memory, she would like you to plant a flower, recycle, read a book and vote.

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