Sunday, March 3, 2024

Connect with us:

Obituary: Rudolph T. Surufka

May 20, 1931 – December 19, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Rudolph T. SurufkaRudolph T. “Rudy” Surufka, age 90, of Hines, IL, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2021. Devoted father of Benny Surufka, Tim Surufka, Mary Kay Surufka, Joey (Char) Surufka, and Carol Surufka. Beloved dziadzia of Ashley (Nick) Adducci, Seth Stojak, Katie Stojak, Anna Surufka, Sam Surufka, Leah Surufka, Benjamin Coughlin, and Chancellor Coughlin; great-grandfather of Caroline Adducci, Nico Adducci, and Dawson Jackson. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Michael and Victoria Surufka, and many dear brothers and sisters.

Visitation Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Directly at Holy Name Catholic Church 11000 W. 133rd Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN, with Very Reverend Michael Surufka, O.F.M. officiating. Private interment Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (Voluntary Services Dept.) 5000 5th Avenue, Hines, IL 60141, in Memory of Rudolph, greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home.

For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

Smits Funeral Homes
Smits Funeral Homes
We are a family-owned business providing compassionate, professional end-of-life care. We handle all the details during a difficult time, so you can focus on the things that matter. We understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. Call our main office at 219-322-7300 to find out more about the customized services we can offer your family when the time comes.