John  Koudelka
John Koudelka

June 1, 1957 - October 11, 2017
Born in Denver, Colorado
Resided in Littleton, Colorado
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Age 60, of Littleton, Colorado passed away October 11, 2017.

John is survived by his brother Jan Koudelka, sisters Linda Koudelka, Patti Smith, and Connie (Rai) Kakkar, nieces Lilah Koudelka, Nicole Smith (Ian Proops), Bellina Kakkar, nephews Matt Love (Alison), Patrick Justus (Archana Shrestha), Michael Kakkar, great-nieces Madeline Love, Anjali Justus, Aliana Justus, and great-nephew Colton Love.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Edward Koudelka, his Mother, Helen Thompson Koudelka, his Sister, Sandra Hendricks, and his Nephew, Shane Koudelka.

John served in the U. S. Navy. He was very proud of that. Although he was not happy with the state of affairs in the U. S. at the present time, he was proud to be an American. He had a great sense of humor and was very tolerant. These traits helped him to be a good and caring social science teacher at Powell Middle School in Littleton, CO. He loved those middle schoolers. He worked as a janitor in the evenings at Powell while working on his Bachelor's Degree at Metropolitan State University and was then hired by the principal of Powell Middle School when he finished his degree. John earned his Master's Degree in Regis University. He published two children's books, one of which is available on Amazon.

John was born and raised in Denver. It was the perfect place for him. He loved the outdoors and nature, especially when accompanied by his dogs. Like most Denverites, he always had a dog by his side, from Brows to Max, his constant and beloved companions. They brought him such joy and for that we are grateful.

John liked to walk his dog, Max, on the Highline Canal, work in his yard, be with the family on the holidays, go to the movies, and target practice at the shooting range. And, oh, did he love to eat. The more mashed potatoes the better.

He loved, loved, loved sports. Some kind of game was always on the TV whether he was at home or with the family. He coached high school baseball for a while.

When John was growing up, one would rarely see him without his brother, Jan. They were always together, usually doing something they should not be doing. Their friendship lasted their entire lives and was very important to John. John and Jan had something special. That relationship with his brother also carried over to his nephews, Patrick and Matt. There was a brotherhood among those four.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 with a public visitation at 11 a.m. followed by a 12 p.m. funeral service at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel 5303 E. County Line Rd. Centennial, Colorado 80122. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue at www.rockymtnlabrescue.com, in John’s honor.

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Horan & McConaty - County Line
5303 East County Line Road
Centennial, CO US 80122
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 PM