Richard J. “Dick” Jurosic, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 31, 1936, in Wapakoneta, the son of Ivan J. and Louise A. (Schmith) Jurosic, and they preceded him in death.
On Dec. 26, 1959, he married Marilyn A. Elsass, and she preceded him in death on May 6, 2009.
He is survived by four children, Diane (Dennis) Clarcq of Chapel Hill, N.C., Mark Jurosic and John (Brenda) Jurosic, both of Wapakoneta, and Tim (Krista) Jurosic of Anna; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy (Bob) Fritz of St. Marys, Betty (Mick) Thompson and Judy Jurosic, both of Bonita Springs, Fla.
He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Carolyn Fisher, Robert Jurosic, Margaret Jane Kennedy, Kathryn “Kate” Volbert, Evelyn “Eppie” Smith, James “Jim” Jurosic and Joseph Jurosic.
Dick retired in 1997 as a machinist at Wapakoneta Machine Company after more than 40 years of service. A graduate of St. Joseph High School, Wapakoneta, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Fryburg. His other memberships included the K of C Council 1272, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 691, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445, all of Wapakoneta. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Wapakoneta McDonald’s.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church in Fryburg, with the Rev. Oscar Seger officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. John Cemetery in Fryburg, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. John Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed at BayliffAndEleyfh.com.