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Robert A. Soucek

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On January 6, 2016 @ 12:56 pm In Obituary | 7 Comments

American FlagRobert A. Soucek, age 93 of La Grange Park. WWII Navy Veteran (Naval Aviator). Teacher, Guidance Counselor and Coach at Morton West High School, Berwyn, IL Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Soucek, nee Clish and Margaret V. Soucek, nee Boghasen; dear father of Bob Soucek and Tom (Rene) Soucek; stepfather of Elizabeth (Bruce Covich) Oplatka; grandfather of Brian Soucek (Matt Lane); brother of Tony (Gladys) Soucek, Dorothy Soucek Kane, Don (Kathryn Jones) Soucek, Jimmy Soucek and the late Edward Soucek. Visitation Friday, January 8, 2016 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, January 9, 2016, 11:30 A.M. to 12 Noon at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Saturday 12 Noon. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Robert A. Soucek”

Condolence from Barb Clish on January 6th, 2016 7:27 pm

We all lost one of the funniest characters. Our last family ‘outlaw’ . A tremendous golfer and story teller.
You will be missed Uncle Bob

Love ya,

Barb and Mary

Condolence from Dr. Glenn C. Buck on January 7th, 2016 9:09 am

I offer you, the family my deepest sympathy on Bob`s passing! He was my P.E. coach in both Grammar & high school from 1946 through 1952. I always liked his deep voice commands, but knew he was really a “Kitty cat” in his heart! I pray our precious Lord will comfort & strengthen you all during this most difficult time in your lives! God Bless!

Condolence from The Desmonds on January 7th, 2016 12:10 pm

Grandpa, Dad, Coach! May he rest in peace. Will always remember running into him at Egg Harbor. He did love his stories! Prayers to all with love. John and Martha

Condolence from Bob Becker on January 8th, 2016 7:04 am

Robert A. Soucek is my second “Dad”. I had the good fortune to attend college in with his son, Bob, and live in the same dorm. We quickly became friends and he learned that my parents had moved to Europe for business reasons. He informed his parents of my situation and that I was looking for a place to stay during summer break. Bob’s parents did not know me but they invited me without hesitation to live with them for the summer. They welcomed me with open arms into their home and hearts and I immediately became a member of the Soucek family. It was an exceptional experience and a fun summer that I will never forget. I am proud to say that Bob Soucek is my best friend and has been since college. His Mom passed away way too soon and now his Dad has joined her. My wife and I had the good fortune to see “Dad” last August and spend some precious time with him. God Bless You, “Dad”, and thank you for your kindness and love and for giving me my best friend!! God Bless and rest well! Love You!! Bob

Condolence from William Soucek on January 8th, 2016 8:52 am

Uncle Bob helped me numerous times in high school and college.Like many of my colleagues at The College of DuPage; many of us were seeking truth and a certain path.People in 1971 were telling me of what had happened to them; changed in an instant. Like Saul of Tarsus, struck down and blinded by the light for 3 days as he was converted. My conversion crushed me like a deaf-mute person. Tony Soucek called his older brother Bob. He never judged me. I think he knew I was afraid and in shock. No one in the Soucek Family knew what had happened; Uncle Bob never judged me. And for the past 40 some years he and I have been praying for the same things: Peace in the Soucek Family. Uncle Bob was a great judge of character: he will always be remembered by me as a “man of great faith”. He knew life was more than money and material things; it is building relationships and caring for people as being so guided by The One in charge. I know I had a bad , misguided reaction to being called to serve. At one time in 1971 I went to seek to be admitted to Wheaton College where Billy Graham graduated from.I was overwhelmed by the responsibility of making that decision ; so I chose a different path and went out west to Moscow, Idaho to go to school. Uncle Bob had a sabbatical in Pullman, Washington just a few miles down the road from Moscow years earlier; he gave me support and always told me how friendly the people were in the northwest, out in The Inland Empire as it is called. Uncle Bob, I will miss you dearly; it’s too bad not every one seeks after , The Way, The Truth and The Life. But I know you are in a good place right now and I will always remember you as a man of integrity and truth. Sincerely, William Soucek your loving nephew.

Condolence from Henry Kuska on January 8th, 2016 9:53 am

I would like to extend my sympathy to the family and especially to his brother Donald Soucek who was my classmate both at Morton and at Cornell College.
Henry Kuska

Condolence from Deborah Bolda on January 8th, 2016 10:49 am

On behalf of the Berwyn Public Library, we offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Bob Soucek. He was one of our favorite patrons for a very long time. He always had a funny story to tell us and had many, many friends here. We will miss him. Rest in peace Bob (that’s with one O). (That was one of his favorite jokes!)

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