Gregory K. Sokol, 62, of Streator passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 in Streator.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Rev. Fr. Ryan Mattingly will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Tuesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be Marty Reed, Terry Muntz, Larry Kerestes, Eric Bressner, Pete Benning and Doug Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Sokol, Kenny Roach, Stan Mroczek, Brent Stull, Bob Weiss and Doug Weiss.
Born September 24, 1956 in Streator he was the son of Bernard and Patricia (Nolan) Sokol. He married Martha M. Weiss on December 2, 1977 at Immaculate Conception Church, Streator.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Sokol of Streator; sons, Justin Sokol of Dallas, Texas, Jacob Sokol of Chicago and Nolan (Haley Schneeman) Sokol of St. Louis; a granddaughter, Ella Grace Sokol of Streator; his mother and father, Bernard and Patricia Sokol of Streator; a sister, Kimberly (Phil) Ranft of St. Louis; a brother, Patrick (Tracy) Sokol of Hudson; his mother and father in law, Sherman and Marilyn Weiss of Streator; nieces and nephews, Kristin, Kara, Alexis, Audrey, Erin and Ryan; and great nieces, Charlotte and Emerson.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Loretta Nolan and paternal grandparents, John and Anna Sokol.
Born and raised in Streator he attended St. Stephen’s Grade School and graduated from Streator High School in the class of 1974. He also earned an Associate’s Degree from Illinois Valley Community College.
He was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
He worked for Vactor Manufacturing for 41 years in the Warehouse.
Greg was a great family man who never met a stranger and was a friend to all he knew. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed his garden and just tinkering around his back yard. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, fishing, working out, bird watching and just playing catch with his boys. He had a great natural sense of humor and will be greatly missed by his many friends and his loving family.
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warriors Project (woundedwarriorproject.org)
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