Christine H. Jurkas|
Christine H. Jurkas (nee Turk), age 85. At rest Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Born in Humphrey, AR to the late Frank and Julia (nee Knaus) Turk, residing in Joliet most of her life. Member of the Slovenian Women's Union. Her greatest loves in life were her family, gardening and her flower beds.
Preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, James Jurkas (2011); one son, Randy Jurkas (2014) ; grandson, Tony Jurkas (2006); her parents; and siblings, Angie Yedinak, John, Blase, Frank and Rudy Turk, Helen Coats, Joe Turk and Marie in infancy.
Survived by her five children, Tony (Laurie) Jurkas, Sandy (Dave) Maxwell, Lori (Don) Shanholtzer, Dennis (Anne) Jurkas, and Douglas (Olivia) Jurkas; her grandchildren Michael, Sarah, Casey, Ashley, Julia, James, Rachel, Allison, Jonathon, Nicholas, and Samantha; one great-grandchild, Amelia; two brothers, Fred (Margo) Turk and James Turk; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services for Christine H. Jurkas will be Friday, August 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Fr. Richard Ross officiating. As it was Christine's wish, Cremation Rites will be accorded following her visitation, prior to funeral services. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials in her name to Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Timbers of Shorewood would be appreciated.
Visitation Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
Published in The Herald-News from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2014