Julia D. â€śJulieâ€ť Justak (nee Puhek) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from complications due to a stroke she suffered on Mothers Day, 2012. She was one month shy of celebrating her 93rd birthday. Julie was lifelong resident of Whiting and a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1938. She is survived by her sons, Terry (Jan), Ken and George; grandsons, Scott (Cyndi), Todd (Jenn), Ryan (Jodie), Jason (Kelly) and Brett (Lori); great grandchildren, Dorian, Christopher, Teresa, Lexi and Arden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; son, James (Barbara); brothers, Andy and Rudy; sisters, Mary, Anne and Theresa. Acclaim abound to the following for their untiring efforts that made momâ€™s journey a painless one: Debbie, for her aid and comfort; Laura, for her patience and understanding; the compassionate and caring staff of Regency Hospital, East Chicago; Professional Care Home Health and especially Christie, Lisa and Julia.
Prior to her illness mom enjoyed daily rides through Whiting Park and the city (â€śGeorge, you are driving too fast!â€ť), bingo, â€śThe Price is Rightâ€ť and â€śWheel of Fortune.â€ť During the Harry Carey era, she enjoyed watching and attending Cubâ€™s games. She always looked forward to seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom was a simple woman who never asked much for herself, but was always generous to others. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Whiting, the Sacred Heart Rosary Society, the Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Society and the American Legion, Whiting Post 80 Womenâ€™s Auxiliary. Julie was a great mother, a friend to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
According to her wishes, private funeral services were held; there was no visitation.