Gerald “Jerry” Zagurski

Gerald “Jerry” Zagurski, age 91, passed away August 31, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary; children: Jeri (Jim) Mittermeier, Rose (Alan) Overfelt, Debbie (Joe) Krska, Janel Zagurski, Kevin (Theresa) Zagurski, and Jennifer Zagurski; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Jerry was the son of Frank and Rose Zagurski. He was raised in Sheelytown with his older brother, Frank. Jerry went to ICC and graduated from South High School. He served 2 years in the army. He loved playing sports, hunting, fishing, and horse racing at Ak-sar-ben.

Jerry enjoyed yearly fishing trips to Canada with his children and grandchildren. He loved watching them play a variety of sports.
The grandkids will always remember grandpa for his storytelling and the pitch games played while on vacation in Canada. He will also be remembered for the neighborhood football and softball games on the playground across from his home in the Field Club area.

FAMILY RECEIVES FRIENDS: Monday, September 4, 2023, 5:00-7:00PM, West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 10:30AM, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT WITH MILITARY RITES: St. John Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for children’s cancer research.


  • Michelle Johnson Posted September 2, 2023 9:05 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have many memories of walks around field Club finding golf balls and watching baseball and eating ice cream, with Jerry. May He rest in Love

  • Jeff Harwood Posted September 2, 2023 10:48 am

    Very sorry to hear this. Being his next door neighbor, I was one of the many kids who benefited from the neighborhood baseball and football games. He made them so fun! Really a special man.

  • Cheri Zagurski Posted September 2, 2023 11:32 am

    Aunt Mary and all, I am sorry for the loss of Uncle Jerry. He was a good man and he had a good life and family in you all.

  • Sally Rehmeier Posted September 3, 2023 12:22 am

    Janel and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember your stories Janel about bringing your dad donuts on Saturday mornings and going to your great nephews baseball games with your Dad. As our parents age, it is never easy and certainly much harder when they have an illness. May he rest in peace and may you all keep his memory alive with your stories and love you shared with him. Thinking of you. ( Your Dad and my Mom went to South High school together- Class of 1950)🙏 and ❤️

  • Scott & Janine Strunc Posted September 3, 2023 9:33 am

    We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Zagurski. He was a great man who loved coaching and mentoring when I was younger. You are all in our prayers.

  • Janel Zagurski Posted September 3, 2023 4:08 pm

    My mom and family would like to thank you for the kind words and remembrances of my dad. They are greatly appreciated!
    The Zagurski family

  • Tim Vaughn Posted September 3, 2023 7:11 pm

    Oh my condolences for the family, I can still remember playing softball all summer long with Mr. ZS all time baseball pitcher Learned a lot playing sports, including football to when he was all-time quarterback. What a great man.

  • Bart Schramm Posted September 4, 2023 12:38 pm

    Lots of fun conversations over the fence with Gerry. He was honest, matter of fact, straight forward guy. In other words, he was raised old school. Wouldn’t trade him for nothing. Neighbors for life! Same for Mary.

  • Denise Gilliland Posted September 5, 2023 8:05 pm

    Aunt Mary and family, I apologize I wasn’t there today. I had foot surgery and the other foot soon so I have been cautious. I enjoyed conversations with Uncle Jerry at family get togethers. He always made me laugh. He loved his sports and above all his family. I am so glad he was my uncle. God bless!

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