Donald Jurkowski, 74, a resident of Oak Park, died peacefully on April 28, 2019. Born on Feb. 17, 1945, he was a USMC Corporal and recipient of the Purple Heart, Vietnam. He graduated with honors from Milton College in Milton, Wisconsin with a degree in Sociology and received his M.A. in Social Services Administration from the University of Chicago.
Until his retirement, he was a social work administrator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Donald Jurkowski was the husband of Bonnie for 50 years; the father of Odin (Deanna), Orion (Kimberlynn), Pan, Theron (Leslie McLaughlin), Conan (Beth), Bronwyn and Don (Yvonne) Jurkowski; and the grandfather of 12.
Private interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery has been held. The family appreciates memorial donations to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (www.nmcrs.org).
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