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George L. Gurke
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Obituary for George L. Gurke

George L. Gurke, age 89, a resident of Plainfield, IL since 1996, formerly of Cicero, IL, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL. He was born April 11, 1928 in Cicero, IL.

Beloved husband of Virginia Gurke (nee Wicaryus), whom he married September 22, 1956, loving father of George (Gail) Gurke of Anchorage, AK, Steve Gurke of Plainfield, Laurie (Joe) Patzin of Naperville, Jeff (Antonette) Gurke of Plainfield and Rob (Pam) Gurke of Plainfield, adored grandfather of Heather, Megan (Devin) Clausen, William, Ashley and Brian; Joe, Jake (Katie); Natalie, Joe and Andrew Patzin; Kyle and Matt Gurke; Jackie, Taylor and Nicole (Justin) Rhodes, Robert, Jack and Anna, cherished great-grandfather of Jesse, Austin and Ruby, devoted son of the late John and Josephine (nee Adamczyk) Gurke, dear brother of the late Kate (the late Jim) Hudec, the late John (the late Frances), the late Helen (the late Pete) Waszak and the late Anne (the late Ray) Cleary, fond uncle, great-uncle to many. George was a friend to all, and brought a smile to everyone's face.

George grew up in Cicero, was a graduate of Morton East High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1950. He was retired after working as a foreman at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, IL. George was a member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Plainfield and a former member of Our Lady of Charity Catholic Church in Cicero. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #96 in Cicero for over 50 years. George was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and loved polka music.

Visitation Friday, January 5, 2018, 3:00-9:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL.

Services will begin Saturday, January 6, 11:30 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to a 12:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield.

Interment: St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield.

For more information, please call (815) 436-9221.

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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544





12:00 PM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery

14313 Plainfield Naperville Road
Plainfield, Illinois 60544


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