John H. Sealock, 85, of Vinton and formerly of Dysart, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. There was a food and fellowship following a public graveside service at the Dysart United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. Burial occurred with military graveside rites provided by the Dysart American Legion at the Dysart Cemetery.
John Henry Sealock was born March 27, 1927 at Traer, IA, son of L.J. and Bertha (Howard) Sealock. He received his education in Traer where he graduated in 1945. He then began farming with his father and in 1946 entered the United States Army and served his country during WWII in Aleutian Islands. Following his discharge he returned to Traer to farm. On October 26, 1947 he was united in marriage to Doris Casey at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. John and Doris made their home farming at Traer and later on a farm at Dysart. In 1991 they retired to town and John continued to work at the Dysart Country Club. In later years they lived in Waterloo and in July of 2010 moved to Vinton to make their home. His death came at the Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 85 years. He was a member of the Dysart United Methodist Church, Dysart American Legion, and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, being outdoors hunting, fishing, and golf. John was very active in AA and recently was on the Honor Flight to Washington DC to visit the World War II Memorial. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Linda, two brothers, Sheryl and Leland and three sisters, Olive, Beulah and Irene. He is survived by his wife Doris of Vinton, one son Kevin Sealock of Waterloo, IA, two daughters, Shirley Anderson of Iowa City, IA and Jan Sealock of Vinton, twin sisters Bonnie Harper of Mesa, AZ and Betty Parker of Grand Junction, CO and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed the Dysart United Methodist Church or Iowa Hospice.