Joseph Raymond Zurek, Jr. of Chesterton, passed away Wednesday, April 30,
2008 at his home. He was 55.
He was born Aug. 22, 1952 in LaPorte, the son of Joseph R. Zurek, Sr., and
Carma J. (Coursel) Enright Zurek. His father preceded him in death on Jan.
13, 1976 and his mother on Jan. 31, 2004.
He is survived by his fiancee Patti Dickinson, of Chesterton.
He is also survived by two sisters, Diane (Larry) Knowlton, of Union Mills
and Beth (Alan) Gernez, of Chesterton; two brothers, Ron (Julie) Zurek, of
Chesterton, and Brian (Debbie) Zurek, of Portage; two step-sisters, Michelle
Enright, of Chesterton and April (Mark) Dilingham, of Valparaiso; a niece,
Shelley Passmore, nephews, Kevin and Kyle Zurek and Brad Gernez; several
great nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Rick on Sept. 20, 1980 and his
step-father, James Enright on Sept. 17, 2000.
Joe was owner of Zurek Well Drilling in Chesterton. He enjoyed hunting and
Funeral services, Fr. James Meade officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May
5, 2008 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Interment
will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at White-Love
Funeral Home. For information, please call 926-1309.