Services are private.
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Irvin K. Silchuck, age 92, formerly of Merrimac, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Somonauk, IL. Loving and devoted husband of Rita (Brzostek) Silchuck for 68 years. Loving son of the late Victor and Anna (nee Nowicki) Silchuck. Outstanding and supportive father of Michael (Caro…read more
Irvin K. Silchuck, age 92, formerly of Merrimac, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Somonauk, IL. Loving and devoted husband of Rita (Brzostek) Silchuck for 68 years. Loving son of the late Victor and Anna (nee Nowicki) Silchuck. Outstanding and supportive father of Michael (Carol) Silchuck, Deborah (Allen) Thude, Theresa (Frank) Amendola, the late Matthew Silchuck and his surviving wife, Gail. Loving grandfather of Frank (Nicole) Amendola, Eric (Ashley) Thude, Anthony (Erin) Amendola, the late Bradley Silchuck, Gina (Rigo) Campuzano, Bryan Thude and Christopher Silchuck and 8 great-grandchildren.
Irvin grew up on the 1500 block of Bosworth Avenue in Chicago, IL. He attended Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church and served as an acolyte for 7 years. He graduated from St. Stan’s grammar school in 1941. Irvin was also a member of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) where he played football, softball and basketball. Football became his passion. While attending Weber High School, Irvin was on the football team for four years, He started in the backfield and was moved to guard and finally linebacker position. He was named the MVP of the 1944 Catholic League City of Chicago Champions. Upon graduation from Weber in 1945, Irv was drafted into the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Lee in Virginia. He served as a Corporal. After 2 years of military service, Irv was honorably discharged and accepted a football scholarship to attend what is now Saint Mary University in Winona, MN. Irv continued his football career and was named captain of the team in his senior year. In addition to football, Irv studied mathematics and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in that subject in 1951.
Irvin accepted a job at CNA Insurance Company in Chicago, IL upon his graduation. After working the various statistical positions, he was appointed Vice President of the Life and Health Claims Division. He retired under the same title in 1982 after 31 years of employment with the same company.
His current residence since retirement has been Merrimac, WI where he was an active member or Saint Mary Health of the Sick Divine Mercy Parish. Prior to Saint Mary, he was an active member of St. Thecla Parish in Chicago, IL.
Services will be private.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (815) 786-6461.hide
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