Struk, age 91 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
She was born on
December 28, 1928, in Novocherkassk, Ukraine, to Ivan and Matilda Leonsky.
She is survived by
her children, Alexander Struk, Jr., and Myroslava Struk Goldwater and
son-in-law, Michael Goldwater.
Vera was preceded
in death by her husband, Alexander Struk in 1992.
Vera survived a
forced labor camp at a young age during WWII and then a displaced person
camp following the war. She came to the U.S. at age 20 and began working and
going to school to help to take care of her family. She worked hard her
entire life to build a good life for her children and provide them all the
experiences she never had. She held many jobs during her life including
seamstress at a parachute company during the Korean Conflict, she was a
original IBM processor and she worked 20 years at the American Bridge
Company in data processing.
Vera loved spending
time with her husband and children and they enjoyed her just as much, going
to concerts and hanging out with friends.
A celebration of
life service will be held at a later date following the COVID-19
may be made to the family at