Richard G. “Dick” Jushka, age 61, of Viola Circle, Port Washington, WI died unexpectedly Monday, February 9, 2015 while at work.

He was born on March 3, 1953, son of Anthony J. and Anna Ruth Conrad Jushka in Port Washington.  He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Port Washington High School, class of 1971.

On December 1, 1973, Dick married Susan M. Bialzik of Belgium at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake Church.  For many years, Dick worked in the Maintenance Department at the former St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington until it closed and transferred to the new Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital-Ozaukee Campus in Mequon.  Combined, he worked over 42 years.  He enjoyed his work and the people he came in contact with every day.  He was dedicated; coming in early and staying late.

Dick liked to have fun and time spent with family and friends.  Some of his passions included grilling, gardening, fishing and hunting.  He was always proud and active sports fan from the comforts of his home.

He is survived by his wife Sue; three daughters Nicole (Dan) DeYarman of Rice Lake, Rachael (Tom) Carter of Wauwatosa and Crystal (Tony) McCoy of Milwaukee; eight grandchildren Samantha, Hailey, Sarah, Joshua, Noah, Anna, Joseph and Benjamin; his sisters Pamela (Phil) Westfahl of Port Washington and Mary Pat (Lin) Eshleman of Littleton, CO; three brothers Paul (Carol) Jushka of Port Washington, Peter (Marilyn) Jushka of Batavia, IL and Tom Jushka of Waukesha; his mother-in-law Joan Tholl of Belgium; two sisters-in-law Janice (Dale) Weyenberg of Green Bay and Mary (Tim) Kohlwey of Grafton and brother-in-law Eugene (Pat) Bialzik of Saukville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, February 14, 2015 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington.  Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  Visitation will be held from 10am-12Noon Saturday AT CHURCH prior to Mass.



  1. Dick, there’s a brand new big bright shiny star in the sky. I know it is you,
    looking down on all of us, taking care of all of us.

    Dick, we miss you now but not as much as we will as time moves along. You’ve
    done amazing things with your life; the wonderful family you and Sue raised, how
    you made friends wherever you were, the trust people placed in you, your
    willingness to offer help before even being asked and just too many others to

    So many thoughts of you come to mind including you teaching me how to make green
    bean casserole a few years ago at Thanksgiving. Your teaching method had me
    laughing so hard it was only luck that the ingredients ended up in the casserole

    Another is one I’ve yet to share with your daughters…Dick the clean freak who
    was afraid of germs…when young. They are going to love hearing it!

    Miss you Dick. Sue, you know how to reach me, call anytime. Nicole, Rachael,
    and Crystal, you had one special father.

  2. Dick- As the pesky little sister who you teased mercilessly until I ran to mom, I was nonetheless always proud to call you my brother. Still am.

    Sue, Nikki, Rachael, and Crystal – We all miss him so very much and share your grief. He was an honest, kindhearted and gentle man whose own happiness revolved entirely around the four of you and your families. He was so proud of all of you. More than anything else, he would want you to be happy and remember the good times you shared.

  3. To this day I always think of how I need to keep my gas tank half full at all times in winter because of Uncle Dick. Thanks for teaching me some of the important little things to get by in life successfully. :0) When I think of him, I always think of him quietly chuckling at things we’d talk about amongst one another at family gatherings. He was laid back and loyal, someone to look up to. Very thankful I grew up so close to him, Aunt Sue. and their family. Someday we will see you again Uncle Dick. It’s not goodbye, its simply see you later. Someday I’ll join you and Uncle Tom for that good, smooth beer. <3

  4. Appears that saying about the good die young applies here. Dick, you were too, too young to leave us. Mother must of had something for you to do or dad needed a fishing partner or Uncle Johnie needed a hunting companion. Although we didn’t get to do much hunting or fishing together I always enjoyed our visits and your review of your exploits afield. I will miss that and Marilyn and I will miss you. Not much to add over what all the previous writers here have said except “may you have already been with the Lord an hour before the devil knew you left us.”

    Sue, please add us to that long list of kind people who offer their help to you and the rest of the family.

  5. We are very sorry to hear the loss if Dick. Prayers and Gods peace to the family.

  6. Dick lived to serve. Whether it was his family, his friends or the staff and patients of the hospital, he understood God’s plan for him. He raised three beautiful daughters teaching them all that is truly important in life. Honor his memory girls by living what he taught you and passing it on to your own children. He was all I could ask for in a big brother. I know one day he’ll come before God and here the words we should all want to hear; “Well done My good and faithful servant.”

    The beer won’t be as cold or taste as smooth until we meet again.

  7. Our brother will lovingly be in our hearts forever. We will miss his presence at all family gatherings. Rest in peace dear brother.

  8. Dear Sue and Family
    The loss of a love one is so hard to face,
    you just want to hide,
    go somewhere and escape!
    But death is something,
    we all must go through,
    I know it’s hard,
    when it’s someone you loved and knew.

    Just know now,
    he is in a better place,
    It seems unfair and yes this is true,
    but he is in Heaven now
    watching over me and you!

    God has called him home to rest!!
    And he’s being well taken care of
    Because God knows best!
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    Jose and Kim (Marilyn’s Sister) Del Castillo

  9. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Carolyn Bronk

  10. Susan – On behalf of the Columbia St. Mary’s Maintenance Department Family, You have our dearest sympathy. Please know that we are here for you in these tough times. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers every day. There will not be a day that goes by that this man will not be missed by everyone here. May god bless you and your family.

  11. i will miss seeing Dick every morning checking in at the Columbia center birth hospital. He had a routine of filling up his coffee cup and then double checking what we were up to. He was one heck of a guy-and I send my condolences to all of his family and friends. I’m so sorry:(

  12. Susan and family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Dick was one of the nicest people I know. I am a OB nurse that worked with Dick at St ALphonsus years ago. I also worked with his mom. We always talked about the good old days. He had hopes of retiring in a few years and when I retired just a few months ago he brought me a cream puff. He was so proud of his girls. I heard all about them and his grandchildren. And we so enjoyed the cookies he brought to our unit at Christmas, handmade by you. I am so sad for all of you. So glad you all have the comfort of each other. Remember the good times . God has received a new angel.

  13. Please accept my condolences at the passing of Dick, a faithful and dedicated co-worker to so many for decades at Columbia St. Mary’s. The words “dedicated” and “reliable” and “steady” have been mentioned to describe Dick in co-worker conversations these past 24 hours. Dick will surely be missed, and was truly a valued member of the CSM team in Mequon. May he rest in God’s peace and my perpetual light shine upon him.

  14. Tony and I are so very sorry for the whole family’s loss. Our parayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

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