Arthur F. Koudelka Jr., 90, of Peru and formerly of Chicago and suburbs, passed away peacefully September 10, 2020.
Interment of ashes and private services will take place at a later date. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting the family with arrangements. A celebration of life for his family and friends will take place in early summer.
Mr. Koudelka was born in Chicago on March 8, 1930 to Arthur Frank and Barbara (Pekarek) Koudelka. He married Marilyn Husa on June 16, 1951.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn of Peru; treasured son Art (Cindi) Koudelka of Tonica; and his three cherished grandchildren Bethany, A.J. (Tanya), and Easton Koudelka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Barbara Hoffman, and brother Roger Koudelka.
Art’s brilliant mind and great sense of humor endeared him to many. He devoted himself to his family spending many hours volunteering in their activities from managing his son’s hockey teams to volunteering in his grandchildren’s grade school. He enjoyed chess, listening to classical music, gardening, and tending to his worm farm. He especially loved talking about the stock market and would happily sit with anyone to share insights about money management. His resilience and joy for life were inspirational to everyone who knew him.
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