RICHMOND – Joseph Hushka Jr., 78, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.|
Joseph was born in Dickinson, N.D., on Feb. 5, 1935, a son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Stier) Hushka Sr. He was married to Eleanor Moravec on May 29, 1953, in River Grove.
He worked as a mason/bricklayer for more than 42 years, most recently with JAC Masonry of Lake Villa before retiring in 2001.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Richmond.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose McHenry Lodge 691. He was an avid bowler, bowling on several league teams. He served in the National Guard for 11 years.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Ellie; two daughters, Bonnie Frohling of McHenry and Susan (Ben) Jacobs of Richmond; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Wittum, Renee Woods, Holly (Bob) Walczak and Bradley Jacobs; three great-grandchildren Sadie Stevens, Braden and Ben Wittum; and a sister, Barbara (Melvin) Kaufman of Pierre, S.D.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose; and three brothers, Tony, Ben and Tom.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 10011 Main St., Richmond.
The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway, Richmond, with Pastor Andy Tyrrell officiating.
Inurnment will be in Richmond Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway, Richmond, IL 60071.
For information, call 815-678-7311 or visit www.ehornadams.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 26, 2013