Edward A. Gurske, 94, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, (formerly of Lake Geneva) passed away early Sunday morning Feb. 17, 2019 at Health First Hospice Cape Canaveral Hospital.

Edward was born on Sept. 11, 1924, to August and Anna Gurske in Chicago. He was the youngest and only boy. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Norene M. Kelly on June 3, 1950. They raised three children, Jerome, Patricia and Norene.

Edward served the city of Chicago as a lieutenant on the Chiacago Fire Department for 29 years. Edward and Norene retired to Lake Geneva. In later years they spent the winters in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Edward’s wife, Norene and daughter Patricia Marx, preceded him in death. He is survived by his son Jerome (Laura) Gurske, daughter Norene (Louis) Hyman, and grandchildren Michael (Cheryl) Pollard and Madeline Marx, and two great grandchildren Jenna and Christopher Pollard.

As per Edward’s request, a small service will be held in Lyons at a later date.