On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Bill Cudaback died at his home at the age of 68 years, 11 months and 12 days surrounded by loved ones after a nine-year battle with lung issues due to rheumatoid arthritis.
William (Bill) Cudaback was born on August 11, 1951, in York, Nebraska,
the youngest son of Clarence and Agnes (Becker) Cudaback. Bill
graduated from Exeter High School with the Class of 1969 and immediately
began his life-long passion as a farmer. Straight rows and weed-free
fields were his motto.
Bill met his wife Judy (Suhr) in 1977
while he was a patient at York General Hospital and she was his nurse.
Shy Bill, drawn not only to Judy but also to her yellow sweater, asked
for her phone number. Two weeks later, Bill got up the nerve to make his
first date call. The result was an evening in York at the only movie
choice in town, “Return of a Man Called Horse,” followed by dinner at
the Camelot Inn. As life was meant to be, their love grew and they were
married one year later on January 27, 1978, in Seward.
Judy made their home and raised their family only one mile south of
where Bill grew up outside of Exeter. He enjoyed watching his boys grow
up on the farm and was proud to see them mature into the wonderful young
men they are today. Bill loved the peace and quiet of country life and
took great pride in transforming he and Judy’s farmstead over the years.
Bill served on Quad County Coop Board and St. Stephen’s Catholic Church
Board and was actively involved in the farm operation until his death.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Agnes; and brother-in-law Jeff Suhr.
He is survived by his wife Judy (Judith) and their two sons Brandon of
Omaha and Chad of Lincoln. Other relatives include brothers and their
wives Larry and Bonnie and Roger and Sharon of Exeter; parents-in-law
Don and Barb Suhr of Seward; sisters-in-law Deborah Zavitka of Burbank,
California, Donna Zigler of Lincoln, Diane Lichty Ringler and husband
Rob of Seward; and brother-in-law Mark Suhr also of Seward. Lots of
nieces and nephews and their families share memories of Bill as well as
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