Dear MaryAnn, Ed, Karla, Kellie, and Eric -- I have had the hardest time accepting John's passing and can only imagine your loss. "Uncle John" has an amazing spirit -- I keep this in present tense because I see it in each of you and I have a part of it in my own self. Each of our family visits was such a special time in my life. When I think about those whom have shaped me most, you -- and John-- are among them. We are all better people for knowing John and living with him-- and now, through him. He has blessed the lives of so many. He also taught me how to live life in a joyfully pronounced way, no matter what kind of darkness seemed to be around. He was complex and he handled complexity, too. This beautiful mix of a person is how I will forever remember "Uncle John." All of my Love to each of you, Lori
Mary Ann.... I was saddened to hear of John's death. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I so enjoyed working with him as I helped sell the home back here in Protivin. It was a privilege getting to know him. What a joy he was. I will always remember him with a smile that shined and lit up his face and those around him. My deepest sympathy. Julie Stinson, Burke Real Estate
Mr. Hudecek was a wonderful teacher and friend to both our daughters. They both remember him fondly. I remember him for the big smile that was always on his face. What a background our Mr. Hudecek had. He was one in a million in a million different ways. What a kind and humble man. I wish our family could have known him better. Thanks to his family for sharing him with all of us.
You were indeed priviledged to have had him so many years. Many God blesses to his family and may he rest in peace.
The Long Family - Columbus, IN
Please accept our prayers and condolences !
Jonathan and I are deeply saddened by John's sudden passing. We had been delighted to see you both, a few weeks ago and reconnect. Sending loving prayers for your entire family . Peace to you always and bless. Jon and Angie
Dear Mary-Ann & Hudecek family: We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband, John. As members of the Czech-Slovak Society, we will always remember his ever present smile and loving disposition. Also enjoyed the years as members of the singing group. He loved to sing and helped us greatly. We will miss him. John & Helen Babinec
Mary Ann both Sara and I want to send our condolences for you loss. John will be remembered for years to come.
Please accept my prayers and condolences. I am sorry that I shall be away during the time of the funeral and cannot be present.
Msgr. Fred Easton
Kristen, sorry to hear about your Granddad, I will never forget him coming to the nursery to play Santa and being very brave to let me sit on his lap. He lived every minute of his life to the fullest and he loved every minute of it. My deepest condolences to you and your family, with love....Debbie Doo.
" Mary Ann - so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful man.Love hugs and prayers for you and your family.
Eric - I was very sorry to hear about your father's passing. I was fortunate to have met him at such a young age due to our St. B's time together. I then was blessed to have him as a teacher in high school. I learned a lot from him. He was always a kindhearted and fun loving person. He will be missed and my thoughts will be with you and your family during this difficult time.
John and Mary Ann are dear friends of ours. My fondest memories is of John coming down the aisle at Church and scooping up my little girl off my lap and taking her back to his seat. She just adored him and loved sitting on his lap during church. Now that little girl is 17 and she told me that she got to see him at church on Easter Sunday. John you will be dearly missed by many.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Hudecek's passing... Thou I have been out of school for 30+ years I still remember him as being one of the best teachers' I ever had the experience to learn from... I remember the hallways echoing "Hudi Hooo"... Sad that there were not more teachers that shared his excitement to educate the students with traditional means and non traditional methods... His balancing act on top of the old steel trash cans bring smiles of my memories of his classroom. Heaven is definitely a little brighter now... The whole Hudecek family is in my prayers...
I was in a group that John Hudecek (we called him "Hudee") took to the Soviet Union in 1970. It was an experience that affected me in so many ways that it continues to have an impact on my life still today. He inspired my interest in the world beyond the US borders, and he taught me about cultures outside my limited range of experience. I saw him a few times over the last couple of years, and always enjoyed our conversations about the past, about teaching, and about life in general. I'll miss him, but I'm certainly glad we reconnected in recent years.
I'm very sorry to hear of John's passing. He brought great joy to my daughter and family at Christmas helping "Santa"! The children are all adults now but still talk about his visit. God's blessing to Mary Ann and the family. Michelle
(Sherbundy) Warren and rest of the Sherbundy family.
Mary Ann- We are so sorry to hear about John's death. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Jerry and Mary Frasier
Eric - my deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family. Though time and distance has separated us I remember your Father well. Always kind hearted and a gracious soul. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Eric -Sorry to hear about your dad, he was a fun person to be around. Janet (Taylorsville,IN)
I was so sorry to hear of Mr Hudecek's passing. He was my Russian teacher at Southside many years ago, I never cared fpr the Russian language, but I sure did like Mr. Hudecek!!! I ran into him many times over the years, he always had a smile on his face and was eager to chat. I will miss seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mary Ann - I am so sorry. Please know my prayers are with you. I know my mom would send her love - she enjoyed working with you two at the Knights of Columbus, as did I. Nadine Shera
Dear MaryAnn and family,
We are so sorry to hear about John's death. We will miss visiting with him at the Czech Society. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Sam and Marianne Ross
Sorry for the loss of your Husband and father. From a 1984 graduate