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Eugene "Gene" O'Kraski

January 11, 1932 ~ July 7, 2018 (age 86)

STREATOR- Eugene A. O’Kraski 86 of Streator died Saturday morning (July 7, 2018) at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation, Streator.

  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator with Monsignor Philip Halfacre, officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM Thursday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator.

  Mr. O’Kraski was born January 11, 1932 in Streator the son of Leo and Victoria (Zion) O’Kraski.

  Gene had been employed at Owen-Illinois Glass Co. prior to his retirement. He was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church and currently a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.

  Gene attended Streator grade schools and was a graduate of Streator High School, class of 1950 and attended Illinois State University.

  He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He had the distinction of pitching two no hitters in one day with one of the local Streator baseball teams.

  He is survived by three brothers, Frank (Sally Marshall) O’Kraski, Minonk, Jerry (Darlene Whalen) O’Kraski, Streator and Stan (Darlene) O’Kraski, Pekin.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, half-sister, Virginia Lewis and half-brothers, Leo and John O’Kraski.

  Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

  Condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com

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