Rachael Suzanne (Wood) Seedyk, was born to Jeffrey and Jerri (Woltz) Wood on May 5, 1984 in Lancaster, Ohio. Rachael and her family moved to the Waynesville - St. Robert area in 1995. She was a student in the Waynesville R-VI School District and graduated from Waynesville High School in 2003.
On March 28, 2003 in Dixon, Missouri, Rachael was united in marriage to Jonathan Michael Seedyk. They were making plans to move to Texas where Jonathan would be stationed with the United States Army.
Rachael was a very loving person. She had many friends and acquaintances. She was loved by many people for her wonderful zest for life.
Rachael passed away the morning of Wednesday, May 19, 2004 as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 20 years and 14 days.
Rachael will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her husband: PFC Jonathan Seedyk; her parents: Rev. Jeff and Jerri Wood; one sister: Stephanie Wood all of Waynesville, MO; father and mother-in-law: Russell and Charlotte Seedyk of St. Robert, MO; paternal grandparents: Donald and Dorothy Wood of Avon Park, FL; maternal grandfather: Russell Woltz of Lancaster, OH; sister-in-law: Dawn Binder of Knob Noster, MO; two brothers-in-law: Russell Seedyk of Woodbridge, VA and Christopher Seedyk of St. Robert, MO; six aunts: Annette Wood, a missionary in Bolivia, Denise Riffle of Kingston, OH, Joyce Kirkwood of Hesperia, CA, June Kistler of Sugar Grove, OH, Jeannette Lecrone and Judy Woltz, both of Lancaster, OH; one aunt: Pat McKinney of Lancaster, OH; two uncles: Roger Wood of Anchorage, AK, and Michael Woltz of Lancaster, OH; several cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Faye Woltz.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 22, 2004 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Pastor William Kempen officiating. Rachaels husband, Jon Seedyk and friend, Chris Denny, both gave beautiful eulogies. The songs "His Eye Is on the Sparrow, "My Heart Will Go On, "Amazing Grace, "Its Hard to Say Goodbye, "Someday, "Here without You and "Living on A Prayer were played. Serving as escorts were Brandon Balk, Krys Denney, Adam Reichert, Chris Seedyk, Earl Wieprecht and Devon Williams.
Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rachael Seedyk and may be left at the funeral home.