Arthur Joseph Sudkamp, 75, of Casey, IL passed away at 8:50 PM on August 19, 2018 at HSHS St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham, IL.
Celebration of Christian Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday evening at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Vernon addition of the Casey Twp. Cemetery.
Art was born on May 6, 1943 in Neoga, IL to Clarence and Mary (Tegeler) Sudkamp. He graduated from Teutopolis High School. He served his country in the US Army from 1961 to 1964 during the Vietnam War. He worked and retired from the United States Postal Service, including several years as Postmaster at Casey.
He married Rose Ann Mette on September 13, 1975. Surviving is his wife and children; Greg (Kerry) Sudkamp of Mokena, IL, Lisa Sudkamp of Effingham, Monica (Stacey) Carl of Greenup, Amanda (Jeremy) Mumford of Casey, Ashley Sudkamp of Greenup and Austin Sudkamp of Casey; 9 grandchildren Abby, Aly, and Aubrey Sudkamp; Emily and Noah Carl; Eli, Daisy, Jack, and Violet Mumford; sister Catherine (John) Kelly of Elk Grove Village. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Sudkamp.
He was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Casey and the Knights of Columbus. Art donated over twelve gallons of blood in his lifetime and helped out ringing the Salvation Army bell each year at Christmas. A favorite pastime was watching football, wrestling and baseball, especially the Brooklyn Dodgers. He loved spending time outside and mowing the grass. He most enjoyed being with family, going to the kids sporting events, and traveling. He was a man of faith, never met a stranger and always had a joke to share. The time spent with his grandchildren was something he always looked forward to.
Memorials can be made to Catholic Charities 1502 E Fayette Ave. Effingham, IL.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com