George E. Yurka

October 31st, 1929August 6th, 2017

George E. Yurka, age 87, formerly of Boulder, passed away on Sunday August 6, 2017 at GreenRidge Place in Westminster CO. He was born on October 31, 1929 in Stickney Illinois to John and Celestina (Staroba) Yurka.

George married Ellen Josephine Dvorak on August 18, 1956 and they were blessed with one son, Paul. George proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. A 27 year career at Ball Aerospace led George, Ellen and Paul to Boulder in 1967.

George is preceded in death by his parents, wife Ellen Yurka, brothers John and Joe and sister Irene (Witnik). He is survived by his son Paul (Janine) Yurka; grandchildren Daniel (Bonnie) Yurka, Melanie (Dillon) Berend, David Yurka; brother Frank Yurka and sisters Blanche Yurka, Anna Yurka, Mary Morgan, Sally Yurka and Frances Butler.

George enjoyed the great outdoors of Colorado for over 50 years, especially camping, fly fishing, skiing, hiking and 4-wheeling. He also enjoyed bowling and playing bridge, attending Denver Broncos games, and watching his grandchildren grow and develop into mature adults. He will be remembered for being devoted, honest, hard-working and loving husband and father who worked faithfully for years on the USA Space Program.



A Visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, from 5pm to 8pm at Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W. South Boulder Rd., Lafayette CO, 80026. The Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 14 at 7pm at the same location. George will be buried at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder CO.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: