James Partyka

James Partyka, 76, of Custer Park, passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 18, 2019. He was born Dec. 10, 1943 in Chicago, the youngest son of Frank and Barbara Partyka. He attended Reed Custer Schools and graduated with the Class of 1961.
James was a member of Moose Lodge #300 in Joliet for 47 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1964 to 1967. He was a member of the Custer Township Planning Commission for sixteen years. He spent seven years in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia and Iran) working as a civilian for Raytheon Company. He retired from Stepan Company in Elwood after 28 years for service. He was a loving and caring man who will be missed by many around the world.
Surviving are his wonderful wife of 43 years, Judy Partyka; loving daughter, Sarah Partyka; dutiful son, Adam Partyka; cherished granddaughter, Haley Partyka; and brother, Robert (Carolyn) Partyka, of Little Rock, AR.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Gerald (Jerry) Partyka.
Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1-5 p.m.
Funeral service will be Monday, Dec. 23, at 11:00 a.m. Military honors will follow funeral service. Cremation rites will be accorded following funeral. Inurnment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to St. Jude or the American Cancer Society.
For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, is in charge of arrangements.