obit: Jon Hamer Zidek
Zidek, Jon Hamer (71) of Canyon Lake, Texas passed away on June 22, 2013.
Jon was born to Paul and Mary Jane Zidek in Elgin, Illinois on February 25, 1942. He resided in the Elgin area until he moved his family to Canyon Lake, Texas in 1978 to start Jon Zidek Design & Carpentry. During his career he designed and built custom homes in Illinois, Texas, and California. He was an incredible homebuilder and self-taught landscape architect. He had artistic and creative vision, which enabled him to draw plans, implement all stages of a project, and direct/teach those working with him to complete the job.
When Jon wasn’t creating, he loved helping neighbors and friends, collecting guns and boating on Canyon Lake. He was also passionate about building and flying ultra light planes.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Jon is survived by wife Connie McAuliffe-Zidek, beloved friend Jill Baker, former wives Nancy Zidek and Gudelia Navarro, children Becky Becker (Bob), Jason Zidek, Elissa Zidek and 5 grandchildren, Colton, Trenton, Weston, Paige, and Hudson.
Jon will be remembered for his integrity, hard work ethic, and loyalty to his family and friends.
He will be greatly missed by many. Per Jon's request, there will be no services.
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung