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James P. JUREK Jr.


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James P. JUREK Jr. Obituary
Age 89, of Silver Lake passed away Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. He was born on July 17, 1929 in Appleton, Minnesota. Jimmy honorably served his Country in the United States Army in Germany. On May 19, 1956, James P. Jurek Jr. and Marilyn "Lovey" Schade were joined in holy marriage at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe. God blessed their marriage with three children Douglas, Susan and Michael. Marilyn "Lovey" Jurek preceded him in death on June 11, 2013. Jimmy was employed for thirty-seven years as Police Chief of Silver Lake. He also started working at The Silver Lake Funeral Home and Furniture Store owned by Frank Nuwash when he was fourteen years old. He later worked at the funeral home for Fred "Fritz" Maresh, Bruce Maresh and Kevin Chilson. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Jimmy also belonged for sixty years to both Knights of Columbus Council #1841 and American Legion Post #141. He was a charter member of The Silver Lake Ambulance Service and served many years on The Silver Lake Fire Department. He enjoyed camping, word search puzzles and was extremely proud of his family. Survived by loving children: Douglas (Lynn) Jurek of Victoria, Susan (Gerald ) Vasek of Silver Lake and Michael (Chasidey) Jurek of Northwood, North Dakota; grandchildren: Aaron (Brenda) Jurek, Justin (Nicole) Jurek, EmmaLee Jurek and Lauren Jurek; great grandchildren: Chloe Jurek, Adalie Jurek and Delaney Jurek; a brother: Ernie (Mary Ann) Jurek of Silver Lake; step grandchildren: Jennifer Schuette, Jill Vasek and Mike Vasek; step great grandchildren: Harper Schuette and William Vasek; many other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents James and Barbara (Rudnik) Jurek Sr. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11:00 A.M. Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake,MN. Visitation (TODAY) Thursday 4-7 P.M. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Further visitation Friday morning 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Serving the family…. Maresh Funeral Home Silver Lake, MN 320-327-2417 www.mareshfuneralhome.com
Published in Pioneer Press from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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