Benjamin Edward Gorseski, 16 of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, August 21, 2023. He was born September 4, 2006, in Valparaiso, to Riste and Kimberley (Evans) Gorseski. Ben recently began his junior year at Valparaiso High School where he stayed active in the percussion section of the band, was a member of the drumline, and played varsity tennis. He liked hanging out with his friends, watching sports, video gaming, and playing basketball, ping pong, and pickleball with his brothers and friends. Ben was a fun-loving person, who enjoyed joking around and having a good time. He will be remembered as a bright student with a happy personality and contagious smile. Ben was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, whose memory will be cherished forever.
Ben is survived by his parents, Riste and Kimberley Gorseski; older brother, Nicholas Gorseski; twin brother, Christopher Gorseski; grandparents: Doris and Edward Ofiara and Jordanka “Baba” Gjorseski; aunts and uncles: Goce and Hristina Gjorseski, David and Jillian Evans, Rilee and Eric Nedved; and many loving cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bogoja “Dedo” Gjorseski.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 12:30 p.m., Father James Greanias officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery.
Our deepest condolences. So blessed to have known him. He was an amazing young man. -Shannon Hinko
Sending all of our prayers, thoughts, and love to your family. Ben was an awesome kid and it's obvious he will be missed by many. May his memory be eternal. Please do not hesitate to text/call if you need anything, we are here and right around the corner! -Dan and Carrie (Georgion) Perryman
Ben will always be remembered as a kind and loving person. He was always a great friend to have and hanging out with him on jazz trips and other band activities was always a great time. My condolences to the family. He will be missed. -David Coombs
Our hearts are breaking for the Gorseski family. Know that you all are in our prayers as we ask God to cover you in love during this incredibly, difficult time. -Karyn Custer-Jankowski
So sorry to learn of this Riste and Kim. Keep the happy memories with Benjamin close always. -TED PHILLIPS
So so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Debra Baker
I'm saddened to hear of your loss. May his love and laughter stay in your hearts forever. My prayers for your entire family. -Stacey Taylor
I am devastated to learn about Ben's passing. I had the pleasure of having Ben play with me and the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra last year. I could tell Ben was a special young man who was responsible and committed. I send my best wishes and warmth to his family as we all mourn his passing. I won't be able to visit, so I am sending my condolences to Ben's family. -Dr. Diego Piedra, Director of the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra
Our sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. -Zavoichinski Family
I want to send your entire family my heart felt condolences. I remember all of your boys from Hayes Leonard. Ben was a bright young man, quiet and considerate. -Teri Coplan
Our love and support will always be here for you. -Jody, Brian, Kyle, Aaron, Drew Kristoff
My deepest condolences to your family Riste. Praying for you during this difficult time and especially his twin brother. Keep his memories close to sustain you now and moving forward. -Cheryl Bennett
Our hearts are breaking for you guys. God bless you all in this hard time. If you need anything please call. Love you all. -Becky & Bill Cook
This is a loss no parent should ever have to experience. Praying for God to help you find comfort and peace during this time and remembrance of all the wonderful things Benjamin is and always will be. -Robyn Kramer
I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your entire family. Hugs and prayers. Love you! -Jeff and Debbie Hemphill
I'm so sorry for the loss of Benjamin..I will miss him so much. and love him too. he was a great guy. -Jennifer
Send all my love and prayers, and so blessed to have grown up with Ben. He was so kind and smart and left such an impact on me. -Lauren Balla
My deepest condolences to the family in this troubling time. Ben was a light in life and that light will never go out. May God Bless and cover you and all affected. Love and Prayers. Long Live A Prince, gone too soon! -Jeremy White
I’m so sorry for your loss. Ben was such a sweet and good kid. I only spent a few moments with him taking him and my daughter to the skating rink and had him over a few times as well. I have been thinking about Ben and his family since I heard the news. I have mourned his loss with you everyday even though you don’t know me too well I feel your pain. My daughter and I are going to visit Ben very soon as we don’t want his memory to be lost. I know you won’t let that happen and I hope you can find a way to cherish all the special memories while you are grieving. God bless you and your family and please remember to be easy on yourselves and know that your special boy is in heaven looking down on you forever. -Ashley Pierson
I am Sorry for your loss. -Tina Sepanski
I am so deeply saddened to hear the news of your dear son. I can't quite find the right words to convey how heartbroken this makes me for your all. I'm just so very sorry, from the bottom of my heart. Praying constantly for your family. -Amber Chaffer and family