EUGENE J. JUSTAK, SR. CHESTERTON, IN Eugene J. Justak, Sr., age 85, of Chesterton, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2012. He was born January 17, 1927 in Whiting, IN to John and Wanda (nee Stanish) Justak, who preceded him in death. Eugene is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Genevieve (nee Kowalski) Justak, of Chesterton, IN. He was a very devoted and loving husband and father. Eugene is also survived by his sons: Jeff Justak of Lowell, IN, Guy Justak of Hammond, IN, and John (Luann) Justak of Florida; daughters: Tina (Richard) Mockler of LaPorte, IN and Maria (Bill) Stephan of Chesterton, IN; brother, Raymond (Martine) Justak of Indianapolis, IN; sisters: Lorraine (James) Homco of Texas and Annette (Marcello) Borgetti of Schererville, IN; sister-in-law, Patricia Kohl of Quincy, IL; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Eugene Justak, Jr. Eugene Sr. was a retired general foreman from Inland Steel. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, IN. Eugene attended Whiting High School as a member of the National Honor Society and graduated from Northwestern University, where he and his brother, Raymond, were star football players. He was inducted into the National College Football Foundation Hall of Fame. Eugene loved to garden, watch football, and spend time with his family. He will be most remembered for his warm smile, generosity, humor, and his heart of gold. Eugene will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Christian Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Whiting, IN with Father John Kalicky officiating. Interment of ashes will take place at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Valparaiso, IN at 4:00 PM that afternoon. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.EE-FH.com. Memorial contributions may be made in Eugene's loving memory to the family or donor's choice.
Published in The Times on August 17, 2012