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In Memory of Timothy Hotujec


Gathering of Family and Friends will take place from 4:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI

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Memorial Service will take place at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 21 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home

Timothy Peter Hotujec, age 67, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 10, 2017 after a difficult and extended battle with cancer.

Tim was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Sept 12, 1950 to Margaret (Rudd) & Peter Hotujec.  Tim graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from UW Eau Claire and his Master’s Degree from UW River Falls.

He started his career teaching at Hudson School District where he taught Middle School Math.  He loved teaching and retired after 30 years in 2006 when his health no longer allowed him to continue.  He will be remembered for his kindness and humor in the classroom – especially his famous Superman impression.  Tim also coached 7th grade football and enjoyed watching the Raiders.

Tim was united in marriage to Darlene (Kiphart) in 1973. Together they had three children, Matthew (Krista Ostrom) Hotujec, Melissa (Thomas) Eibner and Michael (Jill) Hotujec.  He was an extremely proud Grandfather to five grandchildren and when he was able, he enjoyed attending their sporting events. He is also survived by his younger brothers, Tom (Rebecca) and Tony (Jan).

Tim loved his fishing and hunting trips with his friends, especially his annual ice fishing trip “up north.” He was also an avid Packer fan and always made sure the grandchildren were properly outfitted with Packer gear.  

He would want us all to remember to keep smiling.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, December 21, followed by a 6:00 PM Memorial Service at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI.

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    • To Mr. Tony Hotujec and family, I send you my condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

      Carrie Schroedel
      NHS class of ’96

    • Mr . Hotujec was my 7th grade math teacher. He was amazing in every way. When I sat and cried because I couldn’t do math he told me I could and he promised to walk me every inch of the way through 7th grade math. He made math fun, he made class fun and he made people laugh and smile. He was a wonderful man, a wonderful teacher and a prime example of what being a teacher is all about. He genuinely cared for his students. He loved his job and it was quite evident. Without him I never would have made it to where I am today.We have lost a wonderful person.

    • You were a shining star of Middle School teachers, Mr. Hotujec. Thank you for making learning fun. RIP.

    • I had Mr. Hotujec for 7th grade math, like Lora Filipiak Bullert, in 1977-8. I was in the section that was the last class of the day. I remember his great sense of humor – applying the nickname “weasel” to one of my closest friends and classmates due to this person’s habit of playing practical jokes on Mr. Hotujec. He never got angry or upset, and you could see the hint of a smile or smirk each time this would happen, reflecting both a wry sense of humor as well as being somewhat impressed by the creativity of the practical joke. Most of all, I remember the timed multiplication drills – and continuing to work and practice until I was able to finish one within the time limit. I credit you, Mr. Hotujec, for helping to develop my love of mathematics. Thank you so very, very much. You were an incredible teacher and human being and will be missed.

    • Mr. Hotujec was my 7th grade math teacher (I am 31 now!) and I have never forgotten his kindness or his patience. I was one of those kids who was convinced that I would never understand math, but he always was around during lunch to help me (even when I was in 8th grade and struggling, I would still go to him!) I am honored to have known him and been taught by him. There are so few teachers like him in the world, and I hope that all of us who were blessed to have him teach us can pass on a little bit of his goodness. My thoughts are with his family, and I pray that Mr. Hotujec is at peace, and that peace will come to all those who miss him.

    • I had Mr Hotujec for math in about 1977. He was one of the first to encourage me that it was cool to like math. He was a positive role model. My condolences to the family.

    • We will miss Tim’s jokes. We often stood around laughing and joking with him. We got our dogs around the same time and would laugh and compare what they learned as if we were comparing children. He was proud of his family and often boasted of them. He could talk to anyone and was a great neighbor to all. We enjoyed helping him when he needed it. We will miss him but we know that he is with the Lord. We will keep his family in our prayers. God bless all of you.

    • He was such a nice man! I’d forgotten the “keep smiling!” but great advice for all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    • I’m 40 now and had him as a middle school math teacher. Never a dull moment. Silly guy and great teacher. He always said “keep smiling ” praying for his family. He will always be smiling down on those he loved.