John S. Zelek, age 89, of McHenry, died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
He was born January 1, 1923 in Poland to Jozef and Julia (Sajdak) Zelek.
John was employed at Lyon & Healy in Chicago as a musical instrument craftsman he also work for over 30 years as a machinist for Rockwell International. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the McHenry Moose Lodge #691 and the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 188. John was a hard worker, a devoted husband and loving father.
He is survived by four children, Elizabeth (Christopher) Kosinski of Orland Park, Thaddeus Zelek of Beach Park, Alice Scott of Woodridge, Joseph (Sara) Zelek of McHenry; eight grandchildren, Renee (Daniel) Schauer, Daniel Kosinski, Samuel Zelek, Matthew Zelek, Maggie Zelek, Patrick Scott, Steven Zelek, Jorryn Zelek; three great grandchildren, Isabelle, Drew and Aven; and many nieces and nephews. John also had twelve brothers and sisters.
He was preceded in death by his wife Stella on May 19, 1997; a son Zygmunt Wos; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will continue on Friday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. leaving in procession for the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1401 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, McHenry.
For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or send an on-line condolence to www.justenfh.com