Chelsey K. Sedlacek, 15, of Sand Creek, Mich., died Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Morenci, Mich.
She was born Aug. 23, 1992, the daughter of Jeff and Vonda (Vanderpool) Sedlacek.
Chelsey was a sophomore at Morenci Area High School. She was an avid athlete, participating in basketball and track and field, and her love was cross country. Her optimism and love for life showed in everything she endeavored. She was passionate about art and music and had a lifelong love for animals. Her beautiful personality captivated everyone she touched.
Surviving Chelsey are her parents, Jeff and Vonda; sister, Karli Jo, and her grandfather, Elywn Vanderpool; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Frank and Jernice Sedlacek and maternal grandmother, Sharon Vanderpool.
Memorial services for Chelsey are scheduled at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Morenci Area High School gymnasium with Rev. James Yatzek and Pastor Bob Hicks officiating. Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the family.