NICK DATSKO LAKE STATION, IN
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Nick Datsko, age 94, of Lake Station returned to his heavenly home Monday, March 31, 2014 where he was reunited with his beloved wife, Rosie and his parents. He was born on May 3, 1919 in Lake Station, IN to the late Nick and Josephine Datsko. Nick was full of life throughout his 94 years on this earth. He married the love of his life, Rosie Caesar, on December 22, 1942. Nick served in the National Guard in 1939. He worked as a dye setter in the mills, where he retired. Nick retired after working for 48 years for Gary Screw and Bolt. He had a passion for fishing, hunting and trapping. Nick loved the outdoors and wildlife. Every year he took pride in planting a big garden only to share his tomatoes with everyone. He loved polka music and dancing. Nick loved to go to every festival and picnic in the area. Nick went to the local Tap House almost every night to watch sports, hang out with his buddies and enjoy a beer. Above all else, he loved his wife and children and cherished every moment he was able to spend with them. Nick is survived by his daughter, Raffaella "Raffy" Caesar of Fort Lauderdale; and his son, David Datsko of Lake Station; one brother, Michael Lubeck; and one sister, Julie Koleff. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Rosie; parents: Nick and Josephine Datsko; two brothers: Alex and Paul Datsko; and five sisters: Emily Barger, Jenny Riley, Mary Osiel, Tina McCoy, and Helen Bizik. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff at the Tap House for always watching over him. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana with Father Peter Bodnar officiating. Nick will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will take place Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home and a 7:00 PM rosary service with Father Frank D. Torres officiating. For more information, please call (219) 942-2109 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.
Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel - Hobart
600 West Old Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
Published in The Times from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2014