Jayme Wayne Sedars | Obituary


July 4, 1977 – November 30, 2021

MASON CITY-Jayme Wayne Sedars, 44, of Mason City, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Grace Church, 440 N Illinois Ave. The services will be streamed live on the Major Erickson Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitations will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Grace Church. Memories may be addressed to the family of Jayme Sedars. Online condolences can be left with the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Jayme was born on July 4, 1977 to Jerry and Debra (Pennington) Sedars in Mason City. He grew up in Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1996, then received his AA degree from NIACC. Jayme started his career as a carhop for Barrel Drive-In when he was 16. He spent a summer working at the Mason City Country Club, and later worked for his father at Sedars Motor Co., Inc. around car jockey. Eventually he sold cars at the new location, Sedars Auto Park, and later Sedars Honda. He continued in car sales even after the family sold the dealerships. Jayme and Trisha (Jacobs) met at a church music event and got married on March 18, 2000 in Mason City. Jayme enjoyed making them coffee and taking the time to sit together in the Three Seasons Room to share their thoughts on life, their growing family, or the books they were reading. Through this union, they had the chance to raise and educate together two amazing children, Micah and Taylor. Jayme loved being a father, passing on his exceptional musical tastes and creativity to his children. Many evenings and weekends were spent playing games, listening to music together, biking in the Forest Park neighborhood, hiking in the nature center, and watching movies together. Time spent with family was a priority for him.

When Jayme was ten he wanted an electric guitar for his birthday. His father, a guitarist who played in a band as a youth, said he needed to learn to walk before he could run. So he bought her an acoustic guitar and taught her a few chords with the promise that if he learned them, he would buy her an electric guitar for Christmas. Jayme had his electric guitar and never looked back. He would come home from school and train almost every day for hours. Eventually he joined the Jon Hepperly Band and spent many weekends honing his skills by giving concerts in various venues. He also formed his own group, The Gambit, along with his classmates and his brother, Travis. Later he played live music with various friends and they opened once or twice for groups at the Surf Ballroom. Jayme’s love for the game spanned years, from his piano lessons and statewide singing career to later preparing young musicians for the cult team, but above all it was a Very qualified self-taught musician. Over the years, Jayme and his family have enjoyed going to concerts such as Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Chicago, Paul McCartney and the Beatles tribute groups.

Jayme grew up attending church and Sunday school and loved Bible stories. At 17, he entrusted his life to the Lord. He later began volunteering as a musician in church and was eventually hired full time at Grace Church in Mason City as director of worship and family life. His attention to detail and his sense of organization have enabled him to take care of hundreds of volunteers. But music remained his passion, and he was a tough but benevolent taskmaster when it came to practices with his various worship teams. Jayme was one of those rare people who was able to spend part of his life doing what he truly loved, which in his case led others to the presence of the Lord through the power of music.

In recent years, he has seen more difficult days. He was a mortal man with all the faults of mortal men, and he never claimed otherwise. But he was also a great man with more talent, love and presence than he probably thought. Jayme unexpectedly went to be with God and now the music on Earth will never be so good, but the music in Heaven is better than ever. We have been blessed beyond words to have him in our lives, and we have been enriched by his presence. He had a sweet and vibrant personality, a warm and inviting smile, and a propensity to grab a guitar and entertain us with his lovely voice. Not a day will go by that we don’t miss him until we see him again. Jayme would like everyone reading this not to take your time on this Earth for granted. “Seek the Lord while He can be found …” (part of a favorite scripture passage) and reach out to others who are struggling.

Jayme is survived by his wife, Trisha Sedars, and children, Micah and Taylor, of Mason City; her parents, Jerry and Debbie Sedars, Mason City; his brothers, Travis Sedars, Mason City and Dusty (Deb) Sedars, Mankato, MN; her grandmother, Betty Pennington, of Mason City; her uncle, Randy (Mitzi) Pennington, Freetown, MA; her aunt, Tami Walter, Marshall, MO; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Orvis and Roma Sedars, and Gordon Pennington; her stepfather, Chuck Jacobs; and her stepmother, Deb Jacobs.