Ivan Shkurko, 71,
of Chesterton Indiana passed away unexpectedly on September 7, 2017 in
He was born in 1946
in Hanover, Germany, to Ivan and Eugenia Schkurkay.
Ivan was a graduate
of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, with a Masters in Mathematics from the
University of California, Long Beach. A lifelong educator, Ivan worked for
Project SEED assisting math teachers with better ways to teach their
subject. He was active throughout his life as a marathoner, bicyclist,
gardener, and trivia buff. He was proud of his service in the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam era.
He is survived and
will be missed by his brother, Eugene (Valerie Tobin) Shkurko of Fairport,
NY, and his sister Tania (Tim) Sanders of Porter, Indiana. He is also
survived by his nieces Larissa and Chelsea and his nephews Paul, Levi,
Shane, and Andrew. Also, grandniece Samantha and grandnephews Joseph and
A memorial brunch
will be held on October 1, 2017, at Riley’s Rail House in Chesterton,
Indiana, to allow his family and many friends to gather and celebrate his
At Ivan’s request,
memorial gifts may be made to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso
Street, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.