Visitation will be held Thursday, May 2, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 3 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.
Interment will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, Illinois.
Mrs. Gurka is survived by her son, Robert (Mary) of Lombard; her daughter-in-law, Helen (Tim) Tipton of Florida; three (3) grandchildren, Heather (Brian) Gondek of Mundelein, Michael of Florida, Amy Gurka of Chicago; and two (2) great-grandchildren, Soren and Anakin.
Mrs. Gurka is preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Albert; her grandson, John Gurka; and 6 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Gurka was born in Evanston and was a resident of Lexington in Lombard for 20 years. She was formerly of the Harwood Heights neighborhood in Chicago, and then Schaumburg. Mrs. Gurka had worked for Irving Park Cemetery years ago. During World War II she helped build planes for Douglas Aircraft Company. Mrs. Gurka was a baker, crafter, and gardener.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1801 South Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 or St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.