Edward Andrew Cluka Jr., 84, passed away after a brief illness and was born into eternal life on May 28, 2023. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on December 24, 1938 to Edward Sr. and Nellie (Leair) Cluka. He finished Boys Tech High School in Milwaukee, WI.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sue; children Scott J. Cluka and (Lisa Crumrine), Kathleen Cluka-Huffman (Troy); grandchildren, Matthew Nowak and Samantha Nowak-Flannery (Taylor) great-granddaughter, Hazel Anne Flannery. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Ed dedicated his life to his love of auto racing having worked in all forms from drag racing to Indy Cars to USAC Stock Cars, to NASCAR. He was the National Sales Director for several racing related manufacturers and companies including Wynns, Bassett Racing Wheel, Aero Racing Wheel, National Racing Products, and Kluhsman Racing Components. Ed was instrumental in developing racing wheel technology in NASCAR and partnered with Hepfner Racing Products to produce and develop wheel spacers.