Joseph William Magura
Joseph William Magura, 82, a lot cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and pal, died of a coronary heart assault on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Joe is survived by his three kids and his adored seven grandchildren. His son, Joseph Daniel Magura and Christina (Thiel), and their kids, McKenna L., and William B.; his two daughters: Deanna Magura Fuehne (Douglas), and their kids, Alex and Colin, and Deborah Magura, and her kids, Lucas, Andrew, and Sydney. He’s additionally survived by his brother, Milan Magura, and his nephews and niece, Dr. Mark (Amy) Magura, Michael (Marsha) Magura, Christine Greenlee, and their kids.
Joe, aka “Eli Drovic” to telemarketers, “The Silver Fox”, to the admirers of his full head of silver hair (“And at his age!”), or “The Colonel”, mentioned his physique was a temple however did not need it to grow to be a cathedral. Joe was fast with a joke, typically inappropriate, and identified for a similar worn out and corny catch phrases. We’ll miss his humor, knobby knees, and his untucked shirts.
Joe was a 1956 graduate of Portage Excessive College the place he was an all-conference soccer and observe athlete. He attended Valparaiso College. Joe spent 44 years with Inland Metal Firm, to help his ungrateful kids who did not know what onerous work was till they’d kids of their very own. We’re sorry Dad. We’re glad your grandchildren made up for our shenanigans. He retired because the Head Inspector within the 80″ Scorching Plate Mill. He was a member of the Native 1010 Union.
As a retiree, he hunted mushrooms, woodworked, hosted of us in The Barn, and took care of the chickens. He typically mentioned he was “Residing the Dream”. He grew to become an avid and expert woodworker, spending many hours crafting lovely items at JobLink along with his associates. His witty and cheerful persona and his ability with a bandsaw might be missed by all. The household thanks Dale Meiners and his JobLink associates. He cherished your friendship.
Joe was an everyday at native auctions, selecting up an array of strange however “might be helpful sometime” objects. His grandchildren will without end cherish their plastic baggies of random small plastic toys and miscellaneous jewellery. Dad gave our toddlers their first style of playing on the damaged slot machine close to the sweet bowl.
He took his data of native mushroom searching areas with him into the afterlife, an omission we’d by no means forgive. You would possibly discover him learning Jeopardy or watching Chicago sports activities groups lose. Joe loved his hobbies, together with golf, entice capturing, stained glass artwork, navy historical past, car restore, and birdwatching.
He was a lifelong member of Saint Bridget’s Catholic Church the place he served as an Usher and, many a long time in the past, as an Altar boy. Joe may nonetheless say the Catholic Latin Mass. Saint Bridget’s thanks Joe for his many a long time of devoted service to the Church.
Joe is preceded in demise by his beloved spouse, Ida M. Magura, his mother and father, Joseph and Anna Magura, his sister-in-law Shirley Magura, and his step-mother Veronica Magura.
Visitation on Thursday, April fifteenth from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at REES FUNERAL HOME, 600 W Outdated Ridge Rd, Hobart, IN 46342. Dale and the JobLink crew will say a number of phrases of rememberance at 3:30 p.m. Funeral companies are on Friday, April sixteenth, starting with 9:30 a.m. prayers and continuing to St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, 568 E 2nd St., Hobart IN 46342 for a ten:00 a.m. mass. A procession to Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso for burial of cremains will comply with. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to The Heinze Belief (https://heinzetrust.org) or Nationwide Audubon Society (https://act.audubon.org/donations). On-line condolences could also be shared with the household at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.
Printed by The Occasions on Apr. 11, 2021.