Sunday, May 10, 2009

John O. Houdek

Kansasville- John O. Houdek, 46, passed away on Sunday May 10, 2009. John was born in Racine on July 9, 1962, the son of Robert and Judie (Theophilus) Houdek.

He graduated from J.I. Case High School, Class of “1980” and furthered his education by attending UW-Madison, graduating in 1984. John found great enjoyment in golfing many various golf courses in the area and was a proud member of Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, the Winchester Gun Club and was a board member of Lincoln Lutheran of Racine. He was employed at the M&I Bank in Kenosha on Pershing Blvd. as financial advisor and Assistant Vice President.

John is survived by his parents, Bob and Judie Houdek Sr.; sister, Tamra (Tom) Hanson; brother, Bob (Christine) Houdek Jr. all of Racine; aunts, Mary Jo (Hood) Wilkinson of Melbourne, FL., Lucille Houdek of Racine; and uncle, James (Nancy) Houdek of Arkansas; nieces and nephews, Amanda (Davin) Jensen of Milwaukee, Katie Hanson of Florida, and Drake Bowers of Racine; and very dear friend, Nancy Schimmelpfennig.

John is further survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends in Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee Counties. John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry (Irene) Houdek, William Theophilus; and uncle, Donald Houdek; most recently his maternal grandmother, Marie. E. Theophilus-Skillstad on April 16, 2008.

There will be a memorial visitation honoring and remembering John’s life at the Sturino Funeral Home on Thursday, May 14, 2009, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The Houdek family would like to extend a very special thank you to the Racine County Sheriff’s Dept., John’s friend’s and the many volunteers who helped during these most difficult days.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262-632-4479


Anonymous said...

Our heart goes out to his family. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Rest In Peace Johnnie; I will miss your smile.
Deb & Mark

Sue Malone said...

Dear Houdek Family,

I am so saddened to hear of John’s death. I only recently meet John when a friend referred me to him at M & I to discuss some retirement issues. John put me at ease right away and was optimistic and extremely helpful. He had a wonderful way about him, professional yet caring, friendly and concerned. I liked and respected him immediately. I truly looked forward to working with him and although we only met a few times I feel I was blessed to have met him. My heart goes out to all of you. May the gift that he is forever by in your hearts no matter how briefly his earthly being was here with us. My heartfelt condolences to all who truly knew him.

dmckinney1962 said...

Dearest Houdek Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. I have wonderful memories of playing and running in the fields around your home as a child. Our hearts go out to you all. You are in my thoughts. Love to you all.

Debbie (Leger) McKinney