Alan George Strunc, formerly of North Riverside and Westchester, died peacefully on Aug. 2, 2023, at the age of 80 after a years’ long struggle with early onset dementia.
Mr. Strunc was born to John and Angeline Strunc on May 22, 1943 and spent his childhood and school years in North Riverside. He served his country in Vietnam from 1967-69 and returned grateful he made it home.
He completed his master’s degree in education and taught for over 25 years at J. Sterling Morton West High School in Berwyn. Mr. Strunc’s one true passion was spending every summer at his cabin in northern Wisconsin, honing his fishing skills and winning a few muskie tournaments along the way.
Mr. Strunc is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carol (nee Huebner). He was the stepfather of Robert (Stephanie) Metzger and Joanna (Carlos Torres) Metzger; the grandfather of Sebastian Torres; the brother of Bruce Strunc, Paul (Betie) Strunc and the late Richard (late Judy) Strunc; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation is Friday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave., North Riverside.
Online condolences, memories and photos may be shared at KuratkoNosek.com.