Albert Louis Vodicka Jr., 88

Albert Louis Vodicka Jr,  88, of Cedarburg, formerly Lake Forest and Northbrook, Ill., entered heaven on May 11, 2010.

Al was born Feb 7, 1922 in Chicago and raised in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He was the cherished husband of Eleanor (Toffenetti) for 67 years; father of Albert Vodicka III (Catie), Vivian Koralik (James), Veronica Simon (Dennis), Valerie Collins (David), Cynthia O’Kelley (Mike), and Laura Sroka (Greg); and Papa to 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Al attended college at Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and met his true love, Ellie, played football, and served in the Marines during World War II. Al ran his family business, Aetna Porcelain and Enameling in Chicago.

Al was known for his beautiful gardens, crooning voice, athleticism, love of sports and fitness and especially golf.

Al dedicated his life to family, leading the way on hikes and bike rides, and to special summers at Lake Laura in the northwoods.

He will be dearly missed.  His legacy of love of activity and the outdoors continues.

A memorial Mass will be held June 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting