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May 24, 1920 – Thursday, May 26, 2011

Service Information
Buffalo Covenant Church
Friday, June 3, 2011
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Eunice Irene (Bjorklund) Hotek, born May 24, 1920, beloved wife of Edsel (dec’d) died on May 26, 2011.

She is survived by her loving children: Karen (John Frye), Jeff Hotek (Melody) and Dan Hotek (Lori); grandchildren: Meredith (Chris Mark), Andy Frye (Heidi), Tara Gwiasda, Ryan Hotek, Melissa Hotek, Rachel (Josh Brown), Eric Hotek (Kristen), Lydia (Walter Bracken), Elias Hotek, Becky Hotek, Evan Hotek, Kristen Hotek, Carrie Hotek; great grandchildren: Audrey, Henry, and Eli Mark, Jack and Liam Frye, Madeliene Taylor, Gaeligh Brown, and Hailey Hotek. Sister, Maxine Slinden.

Funeral services for Eunice Hotek will be held Friday, June 3rd at Buffalo Covenant Church in Buffalo at 1:00 p.m.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 2nd at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Interment at Swedish Mission Cemetery will be private.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is proud to have served the family.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce Varner

    I had Mrs. Hotek for Home Economics in Jr. high. As bad as I was in her class she never lost her cool. She was a kind and soft spoken women that will be missed by all.

  2. Jerry Goeb

    Dear Hotek Family,

    Mrs. Hotek is on the top ten of my list of good teachers.

    I was a cooking student of hers the year she retired.

    When teachers retire, they may wonder, if they made a difference.

    She made a difference!

    She earned more than a paycheck. She earned my respect and helped make many tummies happy. Okay, too happy at times.

    I learned how to put together a good meal and not break the bank.

    In 2002, part of the skills I learned from her, helped feed many, when I stopped by to see if I could help volunteer at an emergency disaster shelter, after a major flood, when I found out around 200 people needed to be fed a hot, hearty meal, in less than 2 hours. I also found out they not only needed a cook ASAP, since the regular disaster service staff that typically respond were already stretched beyond their capacity, they needed someone to plan and shop for the ingredients and prepare the food, which I purchased with only the cash in my pocket.

    Thanks to her teaching skills and other volunteers that got involved and created a team, I not only was able to plan on the fly, while shopping for the ingredients, and within the little budget available, to make homemade, “real food,” instead of prepackaged food, but we also had it ready to serve those 200 people, including those with restricted diets, on time.

    I found out later how I could have charged the food to one of the emergency disaster teams. I then thought to myself, well then maybe next time, lobster, salmon steaks, walleye, prime rib, and that stuff that may make the plate look good, that few ever eat.

    I was fortunate enough to have seen Mrs. Hotek shopping shortly after that disaster and thanked her for being a good teacher.

    Give someone a fish and you may feed them for a day.

    Teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.

    Teach someone to cook that fish, and with some good fixings, fine beverages and it tastes better.

    I enjoyed learning from this special lady.

    People like Mrs. Hotek, are the spice of life, that help make life more palatable.

    Hotek family, thank you for sharing her with us.


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