Chesterton Tribune


Genevieve A. Justak service Saturday

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Genevieve A. (nee Kowalski) Justak, age 85, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on February 18, 2013.

She was born on September 10, 1927, to Frank and Genevieve (nee Kaszlewicz) Kowalski, both of whom preceded her in death.

Her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene J. Justak, Sr. and son Eugene J. Justak, Jr. also preceded her, as well as her brother Frank (Phyllis) Kowalski, Jr.

Surviving are her sons, Jeff Justak of Lowell, Ind., Guy Justak of Hammond, Ind., and John (Luann) Justak of Stuart, Fla.; daughters, Tina (Richard) Mockler of LaPorte, Ind., Maria (Bill) Stephan of Chesterton, Ind., and Tanya (Justin) Richman of Merrillville, Ind.; sister, Patricia Kohl, of Quincy, Ill.; brother-in-law, Raymond (late Martine) Justak of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Lorraine (late James) Homco of Missouri City, Texas, and Annette (Marcello) Borgetti of Schererville, Ind.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Genevieve held a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University and graduated from Hammond Musical College with a degree in Piano and Harmony. She was a passionate concert pianist, violinist, and a very talented artist. Upon graduating with honors, Genny became an inspiring teacher who gave generously of her time and superb talents, and taught piano lessons for many years. She was involved in theater, numerous organizations, enjoyed playing in orchestras, sang in choirs, was brilliantly creative, and very much enjoyed horticulture. Always putting her family's and other's needs first, she was an especially caring and giving person, who will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched. Genevieve was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton, Ind.

A Christian Memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church in Whiting, Ind., on Saturday, March 9, 2013 with Rev. John Kalicky, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment of ashes will take place at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Valparaiso, Ind., that afternoon.

Memorial contributions may be made in Genevieve's memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or a charity of the donor's choice.


Posted 3/4/2013