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Jack W. Rizek

Born: Tue., Sep. 26, 1939
Died: Thu., Mar. 7, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 10, 2019
Location: Hanley and Sons Funeral Home - Walkerton

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 11, 2019
Location: Walkerton United Methodist Church

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Jack Wayne Rizek, age 79, passed away March 7, 2019 in his home with his entire family around him. He was born September 26, 1939 in South Bend, Indiana to Alice C. Rizek. Jack married the love of his life, Cheryl Heim, on March 12, 1960. Cheryl preceded Jack in death on January 17, 2017.   

 They have three children, John (Alice) Rizek, Kimberly (Greg) Georgiefski, and Jeff Rizek, seven grandchildren: Jeremiah (Dawn) Rizek, Joshua (Amy) Rizek, Ashley Stahly, Austin (Brandi) Stahly, Amanda (Kevin) Jones, Jasmine Miller, and Jacob Rizek. They were also blessed with eight great-grandchildren. Jack is also survived by a brother, Guy (Ruth Ann) Rizek. Jack was also preceded in death by his mother and brother Paul “Junior” Rizek.  

 Jack was very involved in the lives of his grandchildren; never missing a game, school event, or activity of any kind. He always put his family first and would do anything for them.

  Jack spent the majority of his career as co-owner/accountant of Walkerton Tool & Die, Inc. He went on to work with his son at Morris Precision, Inc. and Ultra Manufacturing, Inc.    

 Jack was active in the community as a two term Walkerton Town Board President (Mayor) and a member of the Walkerton Planning Commission. He was very proud to be a Boy Scout Troop Leader in his younger days. Jack was a stamp collector from the age of 9 and enjoyed “working” with stamps during his retirement. He also loved puzzles and listening to books on tape.

 Jack was a mentor to many. He taught us to enjoy life and not be afraid to sing out of tune.

  Jack was very thankful for his caregivers and his family appreciates the loving care they provided.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 112 South Center Street, Plymouth, Indiana, 46563.

  Visitation for Jack will be on Sunday, March 10th from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” located at 1216 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton, IN.

 The Funeral Service will take place Monday, March 11th at 11:00 A.M. at the Walkerton United Methodist Church, 1000 Georgia Street, Walkerton, with Pastor Perry Richards, officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy to the Rizek family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website:www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com


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Sandra Youdbulis
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
My Family and I extend our deepest sympathy to Jack's loving family. Jack was the beloved spouse of my 'best friend', Cheryl, who passed away 1/17/17. Blessedly, they will now be reunited in heaven for their anniversary on 3/12. One of my fondest memories is a trip to Las Vegas that the four of us took in 1980. It was the first trip to Las Vegas for Jack & Cheryl. We had the most enjoyable trip, and I always remember it with a big smile...so much fun!

Wayne & Carol Hostetler
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Both my wife and I have known Jack for the greater portion of our lives. Jack, like all of his family was/were very good people. I (Wayne) went to school with Jack and spent several years with him involved with him as a Boy Scout in the Boy Scouts of the Walkerton area. I recall a patient, personable, man, well spoken and polite. Farewell old friend, you'll be missed.

Gary Beall
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
My condolences to the family. I worked at Walkerton Tool in the early 80's and found Jack a good guy to work for.

Thomas Youdbulis
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Rizek family. Growing up with the Rizek family brings back so many fond memories. Jack was a great father and husband to Cheryl and the kids, my brother Todd remembers Jack going from Mcdonalds all over the area collecting Monoply tickets with Jeffy. Great bbqs by the pool. He always greeted us with a pipe in hand and a warm welcome.
God Bless him and Thank you.

Jim Olson
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
My most sincere sympathy to the Rizek family for the loss of Jack. I had the pleasure to work on Jack and Cheryl's homes in Walkerton and Koontz Lake over the years. I always found them to be very good people and a pleasure to work for. Guys like Jack don't come along too often and it was a privilege knowing him.
My very best regards,
Jim Olson

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