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Thomas Houdek

March 26, 1937 — March 13, 2020


Thomas W. “Tom” Houdek

A ge 82 of Crest Hill, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 with his loving family by his side.

Born March 26, 1937 in Chicago, IL, Tom was the son of William and Anne (nee Dolejs) Houdek.

He was raised in the Chicagoland area, and was a graduate of Morton High School in Berwyn and IIT.

On June 13, 1959, Tom married Felicia P. Przyzycki in St. Francis of Rome Church in Cicero, IL.

He worked as a professional photographer and retired after 40 years of dedicated service.

Tom was a proud member of the National Rifle Association, the Fishing Club and Model Railroad Club.

In Tom’s free time, he enjoyed bass fishing and was a model train enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Felicia P. Houdek; children, David Houdek and Donna Swick; granddaughter, Jessica Swick and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Anne Houdek.

Per Tom’s wishes, Cremation rites will be accorded and he will be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL at a later date.

Preferred memoriasl may be made as gifts in Tom’s memory to: JOHA / Joliet Oncology - Hematology Associates, Ltd, 2614 West Jefferson Street – Joliet, IL 60435 /

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1705 Burry Circle Drive, Crest Hill, IL on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., Rev Tom Cargo officiating. Facemasks and social distancing will be observed in Church.

We encourage family and friends to sign the online guest book by logging onto: .

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125.

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

1705 Burry Cir Dr, Crest Hill, IL 60403

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