Douglas Phillip Kruzick
Douglas Phillip Kruzick, 74, of Winamac, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, at his home.
Doug was born on Jan. 16, 1945, in Winamac, to the late Phillip H. and Pauline Jane (Plotner) Kruzick. In 1963, he left Winamac High School to join the U.S. Navy. He served four years on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. Doug was a proud lifetime member of the Winamac VFW Post #1728 and Winamac FOE #2580. Doug loved our country and continued his service as a member of the local honor guard.
Doug was a talented civil engineer, having worked for the Winamac Construction Co. and retiring from Fluor Daniel Co. Most notably, Doug worked on the Alaskan pipeline and the U.S. 35 bridge south of Winamac as well as constructing many silos in the area. He volunteered his engineering skills in the design of the Winamac Industrial Park and advocated for the redesign of curbs in town for handicap accessibility.
Doug was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and always greeted others with a smile. Doug was a proud father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sons: Bryan Douglas Kruzick of Winamac, and Dennis Scott [Tammy] Kruzick of Menifee, California; grandchildren: Kennedy and Kash; sisters: Jerry Jayne Winters of Winamac, and Mary Ellen [Byrl] Palmer of Winamac; brother Harry Michael “Mic” [Charlene] Kruzick of Fultondale, Alabama; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by Phillip H. and Pauline Jane (Plotner) Kruzick and two infant brothers.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac. Rev. Nelda Seger officiated. Burial took place at Winamac Cemetery. The American Legion and VFW conducted military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — July 5, 2019)