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Ismet Purelku

August 5, 1947 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 74)


Ismet Purelku, 73, of Peru passed away in North Macedonia on August 10, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle with a visitation from 11:00 AM until time of celebration.

Ismet was born in Kercove, Yugoslovia August 5, 1947. He married Nadire Salifoski in 1970. Ismet worked in restaurants as a chef in Barrington and Hoffman Estates. He also worked for a property management company in Chicago. On October 26, 1998, he became owner of 4 Star Family Restaurant in Peru.

Ismet was a very caring and giving person to the community.

Ismet is survived by his wife Nadire of Peru; three children Isa (Merita) Purelku of Peru, Teuta (Florim) Cuculi of Switzerland, and Benny (Bilkize) Purelku of Peru; seven grandchildren Dorina, Fiona, Joni, Dion, Adan, Adela, and Albin.

Memorials may be directed to the family and all previous donations will be donated to PADS and Cops 4 Cancer in Ismet’s memory.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ismet Purelku, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life start/end
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hurst Funeral Home in LaSalle
650 Fifth St.
La Salle, IL 61301

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