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Eugenia Schkurkay passes away at age 91

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Eugenia Schkurkay, age 91 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2016.

She was born on January 16, 1925, in Belarus to Timofi and Melania Kruglikow.

She is survived by her sons, Ivan Shkurko of Chesterton, IN and Eugene I. (Valerie) Shkurko of Fairport, NY; daughter, Tania (Timothy) Sanders of Porter, IN; grandchildren, Larissa Swan, Paul Radczenko and Levi Shkurko; and great-grandchildren, Samantha, Joseph and Joshua Swan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wasyl Kruglikow and Marat Kruglikow; and sister, Olga Kruglikow.

Eugenia survived WWII and the deaths of her brothers and sisters. She was taken to Germany where she met her husband and had her first two children, then immigrated to France and had her third child there. She and her family immigrated to the United States in 1958 where she lived the rest of her life working as a hotel housekeeper and seamstress, retiring 14 years ago.

There will be no services at this time. Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

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Posted 1/9/2017




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