Peter J. Jushka

September 7, 1945 - November 8, 2019


Peter J. Jushka, 74, of Batavia, IL passed away on November 8, 2019.  Peter was born in Port Washington, WI to Anthony and Anna Ruth (nee Conrad) Jushka on September 7, 1945. He married his love, Marilyn Bronk on August 17, 1968 in Stevens Point, WI. 
Peter grew up in Port Washington, WI and attended Port Washington High School.  Continuing his education he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  Peter and his beloved wife Marilyn celebrated 51 years of marriage this past August. 

Peter worked in the insurance industry and retired after 41 years to enjoy spending time with family, especially his grandsons.  He loved watching sports, most importantly the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs.

Peter was strong in his Catholic faith and committed his entire life to his family. Selfless, hardworking, and caring are just a few words that would describe Peter, a man of character and principle.
Peter was the devoted husband of Marilyn Jushka, loving father to his children; Michelle Jushka, Eric (Nicole) Jushka, and Rebecca (Christopher) Ledbetter, and wonderful grandfather to Eric and Nicole’s sons Tyler Jushka and Gavin Jushka.
Peter was preceded in death by his parents Anthony Jushka and Anna Ruth Jushka and his brothers Paul Walter Jushka and Richard Gene Jushka.
We raise a toast to you, Peter with a Bud Light in hand.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main St. Batavia, IL on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Sister Carlene Blavat On behalf of the Sisters of St. Joseph, TOSF in Stevens Point our sympathy and prayers to Marilyn and all of Peter's family.
  • John P. Knechtges Deepest and Sincerest Condolences to the Jushkas...Peter J., as we all knew him, was one great guy...I never heard a cross word from him and could always count on a laugh when around him. Laughter and all the times he brought it out in you, in us, is what I hope you can think of most to help through your deepest sorrows. Peace and Love to you all and Godspeed to Peter J. -JK
  • Kim and Jose Del Castillo To my sister: Why has He taken him from you? Torn from your side, where he should be. Fifty one+ years you lived as one     To stand stronger than you had begun. He'll be deep within your heart each day, The love you crave each time you pray, The arms you need to hold you tight, To rid each wrong and make it right. Peter's valor was beyond the norm. He weathered each and every storm. Whatever challenges together you faced , You conquered with courage,faith and grace. Marilyn the strength you've showed was a powerful love. You held Peters hands and calmed he's fears. You helped him smile and dried he's tears. Yet you ask....Where are you? Are you very near? Are you so close that you can hear My voice pleading for one more day, Just one, before you're lured away? They say that time will ease the pain, Yet days will fly by and grief remains. Yet you say......I miss you! Do you miss me, too? Are you happy, Love? Oh, where are you? We will miss your smile,laugh and kindness. Love,Kim,Jose and Jozef