John Lawrence Kuruc Jr.

October 15, 1939 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

John Kuruc Jr. Obituary

John Lawrence Kuruc Jr., 84, of Carterville, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2023, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 304 N. Macoupin Street, Gillespie, Illinois, with Fr. Joe Koyickal officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Gillespie. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at the church. 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion or to John A. Logan College Scholarship Fund.

John was born October 15, 1939, in Litchfield, to John Lawrence and Agnes Marie (Falka) Kuruc Sr.

He is survived by his beloved for over 40 years, Mary Newsom; sister, Marie (Gene) Mullink; brother, Ray (Norma) Kuruc; nieces and nephews, Gina Schwegel, Lisa (Jimmie) Spencer, Jeff (Whitney) Mullink, Raymond Kuruc, Sandra Kuruc, and Laura (Andrew) Bandurski; one great-niece and one great-nephew.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Jimmy and Ronnie Kuruc.

He was a Professor of Accounting at John A. Logan College for 23 years.

John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion and belonged to the Marion Knights of Columbus.

He was an avid reader, who loved to travel and had been to every state, except Alaska.

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November 6, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

November 7, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church
304 N. Macoupin Street
Gillespie, IL 62033

Mass of Christian Burial
November 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church
304 N. Macoupin Street
Gillespie, IL 62033


St. Joseph's Catholic Church
600 North Russell Street, Marion IL 62959

John A. Logan College Scholarship Fund
700 Logan Drive, Carterville IL 62918


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