Francis C. “Frank” O’Kraski, 88, of Minonk and formerly of Streator passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Flanagan Rehabilitation and Health Center in Flanagan, Illinois.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator with Rev Fr. Ryan Mattingly, officiating.
Visitation will be from 8:30-10:30 A.M. Monday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator. Full military honors will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Family members will serve as pallbearers. 3rd Degree members of the Knights of Columbus Council # 790 will also serve as honorary pallbearers.
Born September 2, 1930 in Streator he was the son of Leo and Victoria (Zion) O’Kraski.
He is survived by brothers, Jerry (Darlene Whalen) O’Kraski of Streator and Stan (Darlene) O’Kraski of Pekin; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his life-long partner, Sally Marshall, one brother, Eugene O’Kraski, a half-sister, Virginia Lewis; and half-brothers, Leo and John O’Kraski.
He attended Greeley grade schools and Streator High School. He joined in the US Navy while in high school and later joined the Marine Corps serving in Korea as a sergeant, following the war he rejoined the US Navy and served as a Corpsman.
He had been employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co, for many years prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.
He was a Third Degree member of the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council #790. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and helped with the disabled and above all was a true Marine, Semper Fi (always faithful).
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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