Emil J. Boucek 31,849
- Born: 20 Apr 1917, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 92,93,956
- Died: 3 Mar 2005, Hinsdale, DuPage, IL at age 87 93
- Buried: 8 Mar 2005, Chapel Hill Gardens South, Oak Lawn, Cook, IL 957
Also found in the State of IL House Journal from 2005 reference to former State Representative Emil J. Boucek, formerly of Brookfield who died on March 3, 2005 at his Willowbrook home. It reads: " House Resolution 243 Offered by Representative Eileen Lyons: Mourns the death of former State Representative Emil J. Boucek, formerly of Brookfield, on March 3, 2005, at his Willowbrook home."
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 8 Apr 1930, 132 N. Morton Ave., Brookfield Village, Cook, IL. 3 Living here are Frank, his wife Mary, daughters Blanche and Evelyn, and sons Frank, Emil, Evelyn, and Robert.
• Education: Riverside-Brookfield H.S., Lyons Township H.S. 957
• Residence, 20 Apr 1917, 2630 Karlov Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 92
• Residence, 1988, 5804 Wolf Rd., Western Springs, Cook, IL. 101
• Residence: Willowbrook. 957
• Obituary. 958 Doings, The (Clarendon Hills, IL) - March 10, 2005
Deceased Name: Emil J. Boucek
Emil J. Boucek of Willowbrook, formerly of Western Springs, died Thursday, March 3, at his home.
Mr. Boucek, 87, was born April 20, 1917, in Chicago. He grew up in Chicago, attended Riverside-Brookfield High School and graduated from Lyons Township High School. The Bouceks lived in Brookfield and Western Springs for more than 44 years before moving to Wild Rose, Wis., for four years. They eventually returned to Oswego and Willowbrook.
Mr. Boucek was a salesman and a private investigator. He was an elected village clerk of Brookfield. He served as constable of Cook County for 16 years and 10 years at the Circuit Court's Fifth District. He served three terms in the Illinois General Assembly. He was an active member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brookfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary, nee Kotrba; his brother, Frank J. Boucek; his sisters, Blanche England and Evelyn Latzke; his four grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.
Mr. Boucek is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lillian K., nee Vehlow; his children, Judith Knudsen of Willowbrook, Sandra (Norman) Gurgel, Susan (Jerry) McSwine, Emil Jr. (Michelle), Jean (James) Evan and Daniel (Amy); his 22 grandchildren; his eight great-grandchildren; and his brother, Robert F. Boucek.
A funeral was held Tuesday, March 8, at St. John Lutheran in La Grange. The Rev. David L. Smith officiated. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 505 S. Park Road, La Grange, IL 60525; St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9035 Grant Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513; or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60610.
Arrangements were made by Hitzeman Funeral Home in Brookfield.
Doings, The (Clarendon Hills, IL)
Date: March 10, 2005
Record Number: 3333
Copyright 2005, The Doings (Clarendon Hills, IL), Pioneer Press. All rights reserved. REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED.
• Residence, 1993, 186 Ashlawn Ave., Oswego, Kendall, IL. 101
• Obituary, 8 Mar 2005. 31 Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 8, 2005
Deceased Name: EMIL J. BOUCEK, 87
3-term GOP state representative
As a young boy, Emil J. Boucek campaigned with his father for local political causes and fell in love with politics.
His enthusiasm to serve others played out when he was elected a state representative in the Illinois General Assembly in the 1970s, serving three terms for constituents in Western Springs.Rep. Boucek, 87, formerly of Brookfield, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday, March 3, in his Willowbrook home. From 1977 to 1982, Rep. Boucek served as a Republican state representative in the 6th District. Though he was known for his anti-gun control stance, he also sided with Democrats on issues he believed worthwhile.
"That was something my father felt was important," said his son Daniel. "It was the people who elected him. He wasn't the everyday follow-along [politician]."
Rep. Boucek was an advocate for property tax reform and tougher penalties for felons convicted of rape and child pornography, and a sponsor on a bill that required insurance for all Illinois drivers. Before becoming a state legislator, the Chicago native served 16 years as a constable in Cook County and then as a village clerk in Brookfield. He also served as a bailiff in the 5th District of the Cook County Circuit Court, a position he held for 10 years. In the late 1950s, he worked as a private investigator and assisted the FBI in a diamond robbery case.
After three legislative sessions, Rep. Boucek retired in 1982. Friends and family said he spent a lot of time golfing, fishing and occasionally hunting. He took pride in his garden of roses and vegetables, and dabbled in growing grapes.
Rep. Boucek was married to his wife Lillian for 67 years, and those close to them remembered their love. They also remembered him as a man of integrity. "The thing I admired most about him was his honesty and his genuine concern for others," said his daughter Jean Evan.
Daniel Boucek said his father lived by three simple rules, which he picked up. "Treat people with respect, as you would want to be treated," Daniel said. "And to always, always tell the truth. And to leave your family with a good name."
Other survivors include three other daughters, Judith Knudsen, Sandra Gurgel and Susan McSwine; another son, Emil Jr.; a brother, Robert; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Lutheran Church, 47th Street and Brainard Avenue, La Grange.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: March 8, 2005
Edition: Chicago Final
Record Number: CTR0503080284
Copyright (c) 2005, Chicago Tribune Company. All rights reserved.
Also had an obit in the Suburban Life newspaper 3-9-2005
Emil married Living