Joseph F. Dominik, 92, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at his residence.
Born Jan. 21, 1922, in Whiting, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Hebda Dominik.
On June 21, 1947, in Hammond, he married Mary A. Pasyk, who survives.
During World War II, Joe honorably served his country in the European Theatre, receiving the Bronze Star. He retired from Standard Oil/Amoco as supervisor of the maintenance department. He was an active member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour, serving the parish in many capacities, especially being a part of the volunteer mowing crew at the parish cemetery. He also was active in the Knights of Columbus and the Tigers Athletic and Social Club.
Joe enjoyed traveling with Mary, fishing, doing carpentry work and being a general handyman. It seems there was not anything he could not repair or fix.
Joe most especially will be remembered by his family as an excellent husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family and parish church were his life.
Joe also is survived by his children, Thomas (Susan) Dominik, Joseph (Alexandra) Dominik, Martin Dominik, Lygia (James) Ford, Mary Ellen (Timothy) Emch and Claudia Dominik; brothers, the Rev. Father Stanley Dominik and John (Pearl) Dominik; sisters, Ann Radde and Irene Matz; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Dominik; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Dominik; and two sisters, Mary Hruskocy and Sophie Hapak.
The Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Dan Staublin, the Rev. Father Stanley Dominik and the Rev. Father Joseph Sheets officiating and Deacon Mike East assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Friends and family may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Voss Chapel in Seymour and from 9 a.m. until Mass time Wednesday at the church. The Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Voss Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be made at vossfuneralservice.com.