Gerald A. Stefanek, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Gerald worked as an engineer with Dana, retiring in 2008. He loved spending time with his family and friends and being on the water, especially Lake Michigan.
Among survivors are four sons, Tony (Amy) Stefanek of New Hudson, Mich.; Joe (Martha) Stefanek, John Stefanek, and Andrew (Krista) Stefanek, all of Fort Wayne; daughter, Cathy (Pete) Ruzinski of Canton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jack, Julia, Samantha, Emma, Maxwell, Ava, Zeb; sister, Virginia Douglas of Conway, Ariz.
Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn (Harman) Stefanek; and parents, Andrew and Agnes (Demski) Stefanek.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 7, at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church, with Msgr John Suelzer officiating.
Burial will follow in Catholic Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.mccombandsons.com .