Connie A. Chudy, a retired farmer, avid outdoorsman, and community servant went to be with his friends in Heaven on June 11, 2022 at the age of 92. Connie was a lifelong resident of Hazen, Arkansas unless he was hunting out of state.
Connie graduated from Subiaco Academy in 1947 and served on Subiaco’s Board of Directors along with being President of Subiaco Alumni Association for many years.
He served on the Prairie County Democratic Committee for over 20 years and also served on the Hazen School Board for several terms.
Connie loved hunting, especially Canada Geese in Olive Branch, Illinois, where he guided for over 30 years. Turkey hunting was his passion. Connie killed his last turkey in 2021 at the age of 91, making it his 65th year in a row to harvest one or more turkeys in several states. Connie also loved cooking and helped a group of bakers at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church for several years.
Connie is survived by his wife of 72 years, Rook Chudy; his son, Steve (Sheila) Chudy of Hazen; two grandsons, Andy (Laura) Chudy of Plano, Texas and Alan Chudy of Hazen; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Kate Chudy of Plano, Texas and one sister, Adelaide Drotar of Slovak, Arkansas.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak, Arkansas followed by Rosary at 10:30 and funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.. Pallbearers will be Andy Chudy, Alan Chudy, Eddie Ciganek, Terry Ciganek, Earl Sanders, Tommy Strabala, and Tim Bass.