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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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Marjorie White
   Posted Mon April 18, 2016
Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Skip's passing. You are in my thoughts.

Gayle Garrage
   Posted Mon April 18, 2016
Pat & Family,
My dear friend. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You have such a wonderful family that will see you through this difficult time.

Kirk A Edmondson
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
My Prayers go out to Pat and her entire family. I have know the Dudeck Family for years. I've missed Skip out working on his yard which he took great care of. Hope all of the good memories get you through this difficult time.

Duane Fowler
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
hey guys .my thoughts and prayers are with you . god bless

Kathy St. John
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
Dear Pat,

Thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lori and Chuck Kelly
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
DiAnne and family. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Nancy Fassler Patterson
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
To all my friends in the Dudeck family, words cannot express my sadness at the passing of Skip. I will forever remember his smile and I will forever be grateful for the way he always made me feel as part of the family many years ago. He was truly a fun, loving, generous and kind man. I hope that time heals all of your hearts and you can smile when you remember all of the great memories of him you have.

John and Mary Tucker
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Pat, Scott, DiAnne, and Mark. Our condolences, Skip will be missed by all. A great man who loved you all so dearly. Our prayers are with you.Love to all

rene van de wielle
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016
sorry to hear about coach enjoyed all the wonderful times in basketball and the school years. my prayers are with all of you and the great memories even though i caught hell at times it was well worth it. just remember all the great times and he is still with us each and everyday. god bless you all. rene van de wielle

Mike and Debbie Smith
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
Dear Scott and Cathy,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We hope that all of you are blessed with lasting memories that will be held to close to your hearts! May our Lord watch over each of you and be at your side to strengthen you!!

Eva and Norm Horvath
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
Seldom has the world seen a man so generous in spirit! HE offered us loans when we were down, the use of his car when we drove old clunkers and probably would have given us the shirt off his back if we had asked! You were appreciated and loved by our entire family and will be greatly missed! However,we will have many years of fun sharing "Skip" memories.

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