Gilbert F. Spisak


Gilbert F. Spisak, age 76 of Portage, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012. He is survived by three children: Gilbert E. Spisak of Portage, Anne Marie (Daniel) Echeverria of Chicago, and Tim (Dawn) Spisak of Crown Point; four grandchildren: Melisa, Kyle, Taryn, and Olivia; two sisters: Georgine (late George) Michko of CO, and Geraldine (late Rudy) Zamorocy of FL; sister-in-law, Geraldine Spisak of MI. Preceded in death by parents: George and Christine Spisak; wife, Rita Ann (Smolar) Spisak; brother, Elmer Spisak; sisters: Jeanette Atwood and Gloria Briggs. Gilbert was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, a member of Knights of Columbus Council #9114, a fourth degree Knight of Columbus member of Fr. Sorin Assembly #240, and a member of the Knights' degree teams. He was an instructor for the Wounded Healers. Gilbert was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea for two years. He was a graduate of Bishop Noll High School and received his B.S. Degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Gilbert was a retired Industrial Engineer at LTV Steel Company. Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service (2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage) Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m., a combined Parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 p.m., and Knights of Columbus Honor Guard from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage with Rev. Andrew Corona officiating. At rest, St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at:


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2700 Willowcreek Road  Portage, IN 46368

Published in The Times from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012