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Robert P. "Skip" Dudeck

Born: Fri., Sep. 16, 1932
Died: Sun., Apr. 17, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 20, 2016
Location: Hanley and Sons

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Apr. 21, 2016
Location: Corpus Christi Catholic Church

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Robert P. “Skip” Dudeck, 83, of South Bend passed away at Elkhart Center for Hospice Care, on Sunday, April 17th after an extended illness with his loving family by his side.

 Skip was born to the late Albert A. and Margaret E. (Zellers) Dudeck on September 16, 1932 in South Bend.

 On August 4, 1953, in South Bend, he married Patricia Ann Feece, who survives. Skip leaves behind his daughter, P. DiAnne (Shawn) Donlon of South Bend; two sons, R. Scott (Catherine) Dudeck of Granger, IN and Mark S. (Judy) Dudeck of Wilmington, NC; his brother Ronald R. Dudeck of South Bend; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tyler (Mary), Madeline, Sydney, Keegan, & Cecilia Donlon, Cody (Christy), Lilah & Lyndi Donlon, Casey (Jay), Leah & Cole Fleishman, Kipp (Lindsay) & Calvin Donlon, Nathan Dudeck, Mallory (Matt) Iams, McCall (Austin) Hardison and Bailey (Justin) Leithch all whom he loved and cherished. Also surviving is Skip’s sister-in-laws, Shirley Dudeck, Betty Shidaker, Lynnie (Dennis) Klingerman, Eva (Norm) Horvath and Terri Foley.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert E. Dudeck.

 Skip retired in 1996 from Big “C” Lumber after fifteen (15) years of service. He had previously worked for Reith-Riley for fifteen (15) years and Torrington for ten (10) years.

He was Greene Township High School County Basketball Scoring Champ. He was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Army during the Koran Conflict.  He was a member of Corpus Christ Catholic Church. He enjoyed watching all sports and was an avid Notre Dame Fan.  Skip was a hardworking man who you could always depend on to help anyone.  He loved his family dearly and loved being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 20th from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Road 23/West Ireland Road, with a Rosary at 4:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 21st at 10:00 A.M. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2822 Corpus Christi Drive, South Bend, with Fr. Daryl Rybicki officiating.  The family request all friends meet at the church prior to the Mass.  Burial will follow at Sumption Prairie Cemetery, South Bend.                           

 In lieu of flowers the family requests, memorial contributions be made to The Center for Hospice, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Dudeck family.

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