GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Gail R. (Sedlacek) Potter, 62, formerly of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away Thursday (Oct. 7, 2010), in Grand Island after courageously battling multiple sclerosis for 40 years.
She was born March 23, 1948, at Grand Island to Edgar and Maxine (Kamper) Sedlacek. Gail attended Blessed Sacrament School in Grand Island, St. Patrick's Catholic School in North Platte, and later Patricia Stevens Career College in Denver, Colorado.
She was united in marriage to William "Bruce" Potter on Oct. 28, 1967 at Tulia, Texas. They lived in Tulia and Lubbock, Texas before moving to North Platte. She was employed by Northwestern Bell as a customer service representative and also was a Tupperware manager and dealer.
Gail was a member of the Catholic Daughters Queen of Peace Court No. 2227 of Grand Island, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie No. 2769 in McCook. She enjoyed high performance cars, including her 1970 Dodge Charger, dancing, music, fashion, having her hair and nails done, and bingo.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Stephanie Dush of Grand Island; son, Robert and wife, Tammy Potter of Ashland, Nebraska, mother, Maxine and husband, Jay Williams of Grand Island; brothers and sisters, Stan and wife, Nancy Sedlacek of Broken Bow, Nebraska, Pat and wife, Eileen Sedlacek of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Paula Sedlacek of Lincoln, Nebraska, Debra and husband, Raymond Kizer, Lynn and wife, Beth Sedlacek, Lee and wife, Janie Sedlacek, Gene and wife, Marsha Sedlacek, Tom and wife, Merry Sedlacek, and Suzy and husband, Niles Dodson, all of North Platte, and Sandy and husband, Brad Jensen of Parker, Colorado; granddaughters, Elena McConnell, Madison Dush, and Alexis Sandoval-Potter; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father; her husband, on March 23, 1970; a niece, nephew, and two great-nieces.
Memorial Mass is Tuesday, 10 a.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte. Inurnment will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
Rosary is Monday, 7 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.
Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so Monday until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the family, North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment, or to the Catholic Daughter's Court No. 2227.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.
Carpenter Memorial is in charge of the arrangements.