Thomas J. Kudek, 54
April 1, 1962 — June 25, 2016
Thomas “Tom” J. Kudek, 54, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 25, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. He was born April 1, 1962, in Tacoma, Washington, to Roger and Joyce (nee Kempf) Kudek. He was raised in Kohlsville and attended Kewaskum High School, where he graduated with the class of 1980. He married his love, Denise (nee Wahl) Kudek on July 13, 1991, at Sacred Heart Church in Allenton.
Tom owned and operated Auto Body Dynamics in Kewaskum for more than 20 years. He was an avid snowmobiler, golfer and sports enthusiast, and he loved coaching Kewaskum Little League and Kewaskum youth football. Above all family meant the world to him, especially his grandchildren and spending time at his cabin up north.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Denise, and his beloved children, Erica (Kevin) Monzingo, Anthony (Ruth) Kudek, Steven (fiancée Bryana Keller) Kudek and Morgan (fiancée Kory Ritger) Kudek. He was the proud grandpa to Aubrey, Alaina, Cecelia and Emmett. He is also survived by his parents; siblings, Karen (Tim) Heberer, Dave Kudek, Cindy (Wayne) Koester, Laura (Todd) Steinman and Lynn (Tom) Gagliano; and sister-in-law, Darlene Dempsey. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Tom is preceded in death by his in-laws, James and Cecelia Wahl, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095). Visitation will be Wednesday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at St. Bridget’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family, who will donate to charities of their choice — including the Kewaskum Gridiron Football program — in Tom’s name.
A special thank you to Tom’s numerous friends and family for their expressions of support through words, prayers and meals.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.