Gerald “Jerry” Talak, 1967-2019

Gerald “Jerry” L. Talak, 51, of South Bend, IN, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home.

He was born June 7, 1967, in Michigan City, IN, to Frank J. Talak and Sandra (Goodrich) Kintzele.

Jerry honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a landscaper as well as for a special friend, Mae Knilans, at All About You Healthcare. Jerry was an avid golfer and fisherman. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sandra and Edward Kintzele of South Bend; two stepsisters, Melissa (Gregory) Bingaman and Terri (Dennis) Randft; two stepbrothers, Craig (Terry) Kintzele and Marshall (Tracy) Kintzele; two uncles, Michael and Jay Goodrich; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his maternal and paternal grandparents; two aunts, Connie Kurpiel and Debra Streeting; and one uncle, Kirk Goodrich.

Visitation and viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. CST Monday, May 20, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, IN. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, May 21, at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, with Pastor James Bouslog officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The Wall Gang, 911 Chicago St., Michigan City, IN 46360, or National Veterans Awareness Organization, 911 Chicago St., Michigan City, IN 46360 (

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