Joseph S. Kudelka, 79, of Collinsville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home.
He was born Feb. 11, 1936, in St. Louis to Joseph Kudelka Sr. and Julia (nee: Ksiazek) Kudelka. He worked as a crane operator and loved the outdoors and hunting.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathy and Mark Whitehead of Collinsville and Judy Dooley of Gillespie, Ill.; son, Gary and Linda Kudelka of Alton; eight grandchildren, Amy Sujanani, Amanda Whitehead, Gregory Whitehead, Matthew Whitehead, Danny Kudelka, Michael Dooley, Joey Kudelka and Robbie Kudelka; 12 great-grandchildren; a niece, Patty Kordinak and nephew, Steve Lyons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Lyons.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.