George A. Dedic, 87 of Traer, died Monday, March 1, 2010 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer of natural causes. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Overton Funeral Home, Traer. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Traer. Military rites will be performed by the Traer American Legion. Burial will be at Buckingham Cemetery, Traer.
George Albert Dedic was born April 22, 1922 in Traer, to Joseph and Marie (Pavlicek) Dedic Sr. He attended school in Traer and graduated with his class in 1940. In 1942 he entered the U. S. Navy where he traveled all over the world. He was stationed in several places, some of which included Morocco, North Africa, Philadelphia, Pa., Norfolk, Va., and Chicago, Ill. While serving in the Navy he built scale models of all of the three ships he served on. All of those will be on display at the Traer Memorial Building. He retired as Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of service. When he returned to Traer he worked for several years as a carpenter for his brother Stanley Dedic. He later became a self employed finish carpenter and also refinished furniture. George was a member of the Traer United Methodist Church, American Legion and the U.S. Naval Reserve. Recently he was admitted to Sunrise Hill Care and Rehab center where his death came on Monday, March 1, 2010 at the age of 87.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stanley and Joseph and one sister Dorothy Frankel. George is survived by his daughter, Mary O'Malley and husband Kevin of Iowa City; one brother Robert Dedic of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren Christopher, Daniel and Kathleen (Stephen) France, three great grandchildren Erin O'Malley, Caitlyn O'Malley and Brenna France and one due in April.
A memorial fund has been established.