James G. (Jim) Gursky
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Location: 5:04 a.m., in Monticello, Indiana
 
 
Age: 75
Date of Birth: Sunday, August 13, 1933
Birth place:
Branch: Air Force
Service: Korean Conflict
Father: George Gursky  
Mother: Cecilia Andjewicz - Gursky  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Monticello, Indiana, for the last three (3) years.
Funeral Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Funeral Location: 10:00 (EST) a.m., at the Our Lady of The Lakes Catholic Church, 543 S. Main Street, Monticello, Indiana 47960
Clergy: Father Gerald Borawski of the Our Lady of The Lakes Catholic Church of Monticello, Indiana
Burial will take place: I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana. Full military rites by the Honor Guard of the American Legion, VFW. and AmVets Posts will be conducted at the cemetery.
Visitation will be: 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (EST), Friday, May 15, 2009 at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. A Rosary Service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m (EST, here at the funeral home.
Biographical Information: Jim and his wife LaVerne had lived in the Monticello, Indiana, community for the last three (3) years, coming here from Bass Lake (Knox, Starke County), Indiana where they had lived for eighteen (18) years. They had also lived in Crown Point and Merrillville, Indiana, communities. Jim was a 1952 graduate of Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana. He had served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict for four (4) years, and was inactive duty for four (4) years as well. He had worked at USS Tubing Specialties in Gary, Indiana, from 1951 until the plant closed, then went onto work at Plymouth Tube in Winamac for eleven (11) years, where he had served at the manufacturing site superintendent, until he retired. He was a mentor by several where ever he had worked. He was a member of the Our Lady of The Lakes Catholic Church, and the American Legion Post #81, both of Monticello, Indiana. Jim was a former member of the Gary Works Supervisors Club in Gary, Indiana. He was an avid Purdue University Sports and Chicago Bears Football Fan. Jim also loved his golf game. He and his wife LaVerne loved traveling and had visited most of the states. They had even travel to Nova Scotia. Jim loved boating, his humming birds, Disney World and Sea World. They both enjoyed watching the whales at Sea World. Jim was a mentor to his grandsons as well. He was dearly loved by all of his family, friends and will be greatly missed.
Special Services: Rosary Services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. (EST), Friday, May 15, 2009, at the funeral home.
Memorial Information: In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to be given to the St. Elizabeth Hospice Program of Lafayette, Indiana, or to the Marshall County Hospice Program of Plymouth, Indiana. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On March 20, 1954, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Glen Park, Indiana, he married LaVerne R. Shaffer. She survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
LaVerne R. Gursky of Monticello, Indiana;

Daughters,
Karen (husband Jeff) Schubert of Surprise, Arizona,
Kathleen "Kathy" Hosek of Valparaiso, Indiana, and
Kristine "Kris" (husband Brian) Robbins of Monticello, Indiana;

Son,
Michael J. Gursky of Boca Raton, Florida;

Grandchildren,
Scott and Elizabeth Bartolac of Goodyear, Arizona,
Chad and Katie Hosek of Valparaiso, Indiana,
Sean Hosek of Valparaiso, Indiana,
Robert Gabriel "Gabe" Mundo of Valparaiso, Indiana,
James M. and Stephanie Gursky of Boca Raton, Florida, and
Nikita and Brinn Robbins of Monticello, Indiana;

Great Grandchildren,
Cameron and Kellan Hosek, and
Addison Bartolac;

Sister,
Marion Knapp of Portage, Indiana;

Brother,
Joseph (wife Jacqulin) Gursky of Portage, Indiana;


Preceded in Death:
Parents,
George and Cecilia Gursky;

Infant Son,
Richard Gursky;

Grandson,
Jason Bartolac;

Brother-in-law,
John Knapp.
Arrangements by:
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home