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John R. Repko
John R. “Jack” Repko, 92, of Streator passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Ottawa Pavilion in Ottawa, Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator. Rev. John Gutz will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9-11 A.M. Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Full military rites will be accorded at the church by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Private burial will be in Riverview Cemetery at a later date.
Born July 16, 1929 in Streator he was the son of John and Pearl (Brown) Repko. He married Eleanor Olsen on January 16, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ottawa. She preceded him in death on May 18, 1994.
He is survived by daughters, Jacqueline (Dan) Boone of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Rebecca (Tom) Kelly of Cornell and Suzanne (Tom) Melvin of Streator; a son, Timothy (Sarah) Repko of Marseilles; grandchildren, Philip (Mikie) Kelly, Patrick (Seely Sayre) Kelly, John (Kelly Schiefelbein) Repko, Leah Repko, Eleanor Bland, Addison Bland, Sarah Melvin and Isaac Melvin; great gradchildren, Maverick and Eleanora Kelly; a sister, Marilyn Mallory of Florida; a brother, Richard (Marylee) Repko of Channahon; nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Born and raised in Streator he attended Streator Grade School and Streator High School.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.
He was a truck driver through the years working for EK Motor Services, Amercian Transport and Koubenec Trucking.
He was a long time member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He also belonged to the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union.
Memorials may be directed to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association.
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John and Eleanor were our first landlords for two of the homes we lived in. They always treated us like family. John was such A jokester. He was a very special guy. My deepest sympathy to his family. Hugs and prayers 🙏
Linda Gallick Oct 9 2021 2:13 PM
So Sorry for the loss of your Dad. God Bless you and your family. Ray Allen
Raymond Allen Oct 6 2021 5:31 AM
Many fond memories of John, and family. Prayers to comfort and heal. Hugs❤️
Carol Ward Farrell Oct 5 2021 2:09 PM
A candle was lit in memory of John Repko
Jan Grady Oct 5 2021 11:10 AM
Becky and family, so sorry for your loss.🙏
Ron Conner Oct 4 2021 4:44 PM
So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful person. Always had a friendly hello for everyone.Thinking of you in your time of loss.
Kathleen(Zupansic) Huey Oct 4 2021 2:37 PM
Please accept our sincere condolences. May God's love bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Greg and Barb Lentman Oct 4 2021 5:41 AM