Guest Book for Carl Michael Duchek

Provided by Burns Mortuary of Pendleton

Posted by: Noemi Wiseman
Sat November 15, 2014
To the whole family of Carl,

My heartfelt condolences. Carl will always be remembered, he has been always a nice guy during his stay at McKay Creek Estates, thank you for letting me take care of you. May you rest in peace .

Noemi Wiseman

Posted by: Loretta Hitchcock
Tue November 18, 2014
Carl was my big brother "Chuck".  He was 18 or 19 when I was born, so I never knew him as a sibling housemate. I've always heard stories of how he took me to Corvallis to visit Rosemary when she was in college.  I do have fond memories of my folks and I,  traveling to Pendleton for visits.  I remember even getting up very early, a couple of times, going to the bakery with Carl. He was always in a good mood and had a funny way of saying things. I know he loved his family with all his heart.  May he be at peace with Rosemary now.

Posted by: Marge Normington-Jones
Tue November 18, 2014
When I first moved to Pendleton both Carl and Rosemary were so welcoming. I remember once we were all on a weekend retreat and during the break time Carl had his transistor radio on listening to the game ... he forgot to take out his earpiece and as the retreat got started again his team made a touchdown. Carl half yelled, "Go!" and Rosemary gave him a quick elbow to quiet him down. He sheepishly took out the earpiece and turned off the radio.  They were both grinning ear to ear and so were the people around them. Both Carl and Rosemary were well loved. Rest in peace now together again. I send my sympathy to all the family.

Posted by: Brigit Farley
Tue November 18, 2014
Both Carl and Rosemary were dedicated swim team parents...they attended all the home meets and fully participated in all the parent activities.  I remember them fondly.   Prayers for all the Ducheks--rest in peace, Carl.

Posted by: Patricia Hauck Mantione
Tue November 18, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Carl's passing.  He was a wonderful person and I know he will be missed by many people.  He always had a friendly greeting and warm smile for everyone.  I will keep him and the family in my prayers.

Posted by: Jim Houle
Thu November 20, 2014
Your parents set a great example for the whole community.  I really enjoyed visiting and laughing with them.  I always felt they cared about everyone in the community and were available if needed.  The example they set has not gone unnoticed as your entire family has contributed greatly to the community.  Thank you for sharing your parents with the rest of us.

Posted by: Al & Wendy Tovey
Thu November 20, 2014
To the Duchek Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers.  Carl and Rose were our neighbors and friends.  They made us feel welcome from the day we moved in.  Carl was the protector of the neighborhood, monitor of the wind and champion of the Bucks, Mariners and Blazers.  We will forever be grateful to Carl and Rose.  We will never forget them.

Posted by: Paula Standley
Thu November 20, 2014
I have always held Carl and Rosemary in high regards.  Carl was my blood donor buddy way back in the day - having him there was like having my own security blanket. He was always so kind and I never saw him without a smile on his face.   My condolences to Zoe and the entire Duchek family.

Posted by: julie sneden & bob carlson
Thu November 20, 2014
we will miss you on your porch listening to baseball games and for watching out for us across the street.  you were a great neighbor and friend.
our condolences and best wishes  to your family.  
thanks Carl.

Posted by: Terry Olson
Fri November 21, 2014
Chuck (Carl) was my uncle.  My Mom was one of his five sisters.  I remember all of the families gathering at our Grandma & Grandpa Duchek's to celebrate the holidays.  It was a huge houseful.  As a child, I remember the donuts he would bring and I had my favorite.  I was able to chat with him at his 90th birthday party.  I asked about that special donut.  Was it rolled in chopped peanuts or coconut?  Much to my surprise, he said neither--it was bread crumbs. Oh, we always had bread crumbs so rolled those donuts in crumbs.    Who knew?  He had a wonderful sense of humor.  I remember my Mom telling me how he loved to tease his five sisters.  My wish was if we only lived closer together so we could enjoy each other more often.  What a dear fellow.  He was truly loved by his family and friends.  God bless you, uncle.  Until we meet again.

Posted by: eleventh hour warrior
Mon December 01, 2014
So sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.