Obituary of Richard Charles Jurzysta
Richard Charles “Rick” Jurzysta, 68, of Standish, our caring, devoted, and hardworking husband, father, Papa, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went home to heaven on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Medilodge of Sterling. Rick was born in Port Huron on September 26, 1948 to the late John and Francis (Jaworski) Jurzysta. After graduating high school, Rick went on to meet the love of his life, the former Margaret “Peggy” Rock. Rick and Peggy met at Peggy’s parents bar and at first Peggy wouldn’t give him the time of day; but after Rick’s persistence, she gave in and on their very first date is when they decided to marry. Rick and Peggy were united in marriage on August 13, 1977, their marriage was blessed with 39 years, three children, and countless memories. Rick was an Over the Road (OTR) Truck Driver for 45 years, during this time he became a million miler three times over. Rick’s passion was taking care of his garden, doing yard work, and working in the shed; especially with his special helpers, Troy and Tasha. Rick leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Peggy; son, Rick (Heidi Brockman) Jurzysta; adopted son and great-grandson, Troy Jurzysta; grandchildren, Tasha Turcott, Richard Jurzysta, and Gabriel Jurzysta; step-grandchildren, Benny and Earl Brockman; great-grandchild, Jazlynn Clark; siblings, Betty Dudley, Jack (Joan) Jurzysta, Chris Harvey, Mike (Bev) Jurzysta, Tom (Janette) Jurzysta, and Bill (Andrea) Jurzysta; in-laws, Diane (Bruce) Tyler and Nita (Gary) Lee; special friend, Shawn Davis, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents, Rick was welcomed home to heaven by his daughters, Wendy Sue Jurzysta and Lorraine Turcott; sister, Marge Steinhouse; brothers-in-law, Terry Harvey and Fred Dudley; along with Peggy’s parents, Bud and Nita Rock. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.