March 13, 1924 ~ December 7, 2016

Born in: Cary, Il,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

John J. Boucek II, 92, passed away Dec. 7, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by children, Karen Boucek (Ward) Senn of Pueblo West, John J. III (Karen) Boucek of Cary, Ill. and Barbara Boucek Edwards of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Eileen Frisk Boucek of Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren, Kathleen Senn (Garrison) Lovelace, John J. Boucek IV, Brian (Katie) Boucek, and Andrew (Olivia) Boucek; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret on Jan. 24, 2011; son, Kurt Boucek July 4, 2012; and brother, Raymond Boucek in 1956. John was born to John J. Boucek I and Helen Gulczynski Boucek on March 13, 1924, in Cary, Ill. and attended Colorado State College in Fort Collins and Illinois College of Optometry. He lived in his hometown of Cary, Ill. until moving to Rosita, Colo. in 1989 and then moved to Pueblo West in 1999. John was an Optometrist in private practice and was a WWII veteran. He was in the US Army from March 1943 to February 1946, 97th Infantry Division. Fought in the Rhine Campaign, the Central Europe Campaign, and the Battle of Czechoslovakia. John was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church, American Legion and VFW. In 1975, he was appointed Honorary First Vice President of the National Eye Research Foundation. He was an avid skier and in 1984, he became a certified BOLD (Blind Outdoor Leisure Development) guide, a group that teaches blind people to ski while being guided. John was an amateur astronomer, member of Southern Colorado Astronomical Society and an author of Wet Mountain Tribune weekly article 'Celestial Exploring' from 1993 to 2015. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private family interment, Rosita Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. James W. Brown, Sr. & Charlene Sullivan May God comfort you in the loss of your father. We have known John for many years as we, too, live in Pueblo West. He & his wife were such wonderful people & had a true love for God & Jesus Christ. They were a very loving & kind family & were always doing good for others in our community. We had the pleasure of watching the stars from John’s home observatory. I’m hoping that the city of Westcliffe accepted his offer of giving his observatory to them as a gift. It has got to be awesome to see the stars from there! We met his daughters & son when his wife, Margaret died. They, too, were enthusiastic like their parents. John loved ridding in Jim’s WWII jeep that he restored. If the whole world had more people like John & Margaret, there would be peace and love everywhere. It was our pleasure to have known these wonderful people. I know they are together in God’s heaven. May God bless & keep all of you.

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