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Jerome “Jerry” E. Dufek

July 14, 1930 – Jan. 10, 2022

Jerome “Jerry” E. Dufek, 91, Carmel, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

He was born July 14, 1930 in Indianapolis, son of Peter and Marie (Bannert) Dufek.

Mr. Dufek was a graduate of Saint Meinard Seminary. For more than 40 years, he worked in pharmaceutical sales. He served his country as a member of the US Army Reserves.

He was an active member of Knights of Columbus, Council #11044. He sang in the choir at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church where he was a charter member. He enjoyed spending time in his garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosemary “Rosie” Dufek in 1993; and brothers, Paul Dufek, Fred Dufek and Jim Dufek.

Survivors include his wife, Betty K. Dufek; children, Gary (Tracey) Dufek, Richard (Debbie) Dufek, Karla (Mark) Skoog, Luann (Doug) Callahan, Jean (Steve) Hengesbach, Matthew Dufek and Mark (Diana) Dufek; Betty’s sons who were also part of the family, Greg Ellis, Eric Ellis, Steve (Patty) Ellis and John (Kim) Ellis; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and brothers, John (Kay) Dufek and Don (Cathy) Dufek.

Family and friends is scheduled to gather at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 14596 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel where the Memorial Mass will begin at 11 a.m.

Donations may be made to the Merciful Help Center, 1045 W. 146th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family with arrangements.