Gary E. Struska

July 28, 1954 - November 26, 2012

Gary E. Struska of Wellston passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago. He was 58. He was born July 28, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Irene (Vrba) Struska.

Gary had lived in the area for the past eight years, after retiring from the Chicago Police Department after 24 years as a police officer. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports.

On April 19, 1980, in Chicago, he married the former Colleen Sue Curtis and she survives him along with their son, Andrew Struska of Chicago; his parents, Edward and Irene Struska of Burbank, Illinois; a sister, Karen (Bill) Steinert of Alsip, Illinois and two nephews, Bill (Mikki) Steinert and Steven (Michelle) Steinert.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Father Joe Fix officiating. Friends may meet the family at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be at Banker Cemetery in Hoxeyville. An online guestbook is available at

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Margaret Johnson - Nov 29th, 2012 11:31 am

" With sincere sympathy"

Mary Lu Connally - Nov 30th, 2012 12:14 am

"God bless him. He fought the good fight & for a long time, too. May he rest in peace."

Kim Selir - Nov 30th, 2012 12:21 am

"A man who saved many,many other lives during his career and life dedicated to research. Wishing peace to him and his loved ones."

Barbara Armand - Dec 1st, 2012 9:37 am

"Colleen you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless, Keep and Comfort You. "

Bob Bokowski - Dec 5th, 2012 12:13 pm

"Was shocked to hear about Gary. My best to his family."

Vance T. Kimber - Dec 6th, 2012 9:42 am

"All prayers to the family."

Kenneth E. Mann - Dec 6th, 2012 11:36 pm

"Deepest thoughts for Gary and his family."

Carl Reid - Jul 30th, 2013 7:18 pm

"Best wishes to the family"

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