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Elsie Margaret Sedlacek Pisarik, 96, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at Hallmark Care Center, following a brief illness. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Family and friends may call Sunday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home, Mount Vernon Chapel. Burial in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Lisbon.

Elsie was born October 6, 1912, in Newport Township near Iowa City, Iowa, and was the youngest child of John and Mary (Hudachek) Sedlacek. She attended country school in Newport Township and graduated from high school in Iowa City, where she especially enjoyed taking art classes.

As a young woman, she was employed for a time in the kitchen of the Mad Hatter Tearoom, a popular restaurant of the time in downtown Iowa City.

Elsie married William "Bill" Pisarik on October 2, 1940, at St. Wenceslaus Church, Iowa City. They lived on farms near Mount Vernon until moving into town in 1970. Mr. Pisarik died in 1987.

Over a period of 35 years, Elsie cleaned in a number of homes in Mount Vernon. For about 15 years, she volunteered as a bingo helper at Hallmark Care Center. Vegetable and flower gardening were among her favorite activities. She was a long-time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

For the past six years, Elsie made her home at Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon. The family wishes to thank the Hallmark staff for the loving and compassionate care they provided while she resided there.

Elsie dearly loved her family and her many friends, who returned the love in countless ways. The sparkle in her eyes and wonderful smile greeted everyone she met.

Elsie is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Pisarik of Cedar Rapids and Nancy Mulder of Grand Rapids, Michigan; son-in-law Dennis Mulder; step-grandchildren Gwen (David) Heatley of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Dwayne (Pam) Mulder of Santa Rosa, California; seven step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Joyce Steffen of Cedar Rapids.

Preceding her in death were a sister, Emma (Arlo) Jedlicka, and brothers Joseph P. (Jeannette) Sedlacek, Frank (Loretta) Sedlacek, and Otto (Irene) Sedlacek.

Memorial contributions in Elsie's name may be made to Hallmark Activity Fund, Hallmark Care Center, 215 Highway 30 West, Mount Vernon, IA 52314; or to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 212 Seventh Street SE, Mount Vernon, IA 52314.

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