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Paul Hudik

 

August 18, 2016



Paul Mathew Hudik, 78, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyo., after a lengthy illness.

 Born March 19, 1938, in Greensboro, Pa., he was the youngest of seven children of Matthew and Julia (Verska) Hudik.

 Paul enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955, at the age of 17. He was stationed in many different countries and on naval ships throughout the world, retiring in 1974 as Chief Radioman. Following his 20 years of service, he took a job at the Post Office in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he met the love of his life, Mona-Loa Lantis. They were married in 1982 and later that year they moved to Thermopolis where Paul worked for the Post Office until retiring.

 He enjoyed fishing, polka music and taking care of his lawn, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family. He took great pride in his daughters and grandchildren. Paul never met a stranger. A humble, friendly man who would do anything for anyone, he loved visiting with people and sharing stories of his family. Some of his proudest moments were walking each of his four daughters down the aisle at their weddings.

 Paul is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mona-Loa; daughters, Tandie (Andy) Garland, Anissa (Shawn) Gustafson, Amberlee (Alan) Smith, and Alicia (Luke) Hudik- Jeffrey; grandchildren, Erica, Jessica, Grant, Grace, Olivia, Ashley, Alan III and Aidan; and sister, Pauline Dill. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, John and Steve; and sisters, Veronica and Irene.

 Funeral services where held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Harvey Seidel officiating.  Military services and burial followed at Monument Hill Cemetery. In Paul’s memory, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 310 S. Sixth St., Thermopolis, WY 82443.

 

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