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James J. Kurka

December 31, 1936 - January 9, 2019

James J. Kurka, 82, formerly of Arlington Heights, IL. Survived by his wife Fran, nee Fickies; children Scott B. (Kathryn), Richard T. (Mary Jo), Celeste E. and Chad L. (Julie) Kurka; grandchildren Mitchell, Jeffrey (Amanda), Katie, Blair, Zachary and Kelly and brothers Lawrence (Margaret) and Thomas (Natalie) Kurka.…read more

James J. Kurka, 82, formerly of Arlington Heights, IL. Survived by his wife Fran, nee Fickies; children Scott B. (Kathryn), Richard T. (Mary Jo), Celeste E. and Chad L. (Julie) Kurka; grandchildren Mitchell, Jeffrey (Amanda), Katie, Blair, Zachary and Kelly and brothers Lawrence (Margaret) and Thomas (Natalie) Kurka. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1510, Chicago, IL 60661 in honor of Jim’s daughter Celeste. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, January 12, from 1 PM until time of memorial service at 4 PM at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Funeral Home

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Funeral Home

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1510, Chicago, IL 60661 in honor of Jim’s daughter Celeste.


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