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Maria M. Harcar

July 10, 1944 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 73)

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November 5, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois 61364

Mass of Christian Burial
November 6, 2017

11:30 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
801 Lundy St.
Streator, Illinois 61364

  Maria M. Harcar, 74, of Streator passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her residence in Streator.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. Monday at St.

Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.  Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.  Fr. Jacob Rose will concelebrate.

  Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Sunday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.  The rosary will be recited at 5:00 P.M. 

  Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Streator.  Pallbearers will be her brother, Karl Kiss, son in law, Tim Graves: and nephews, Ralph Redd, Jim Woodward, Jim Harcar, and Paul Higdon.

  Born July 10, 1944 in Hungary she was the daughter of Sandor and Veronika

(Hemrich) Kiss.  She married Andrew R. Harcar Sr. on July 21, 1962 at Immaculate Conception Church, Streator.  He survives in Streator.

  She is also survived by daughters, Veronica M. Manzella of Normal and Theresa M. (Tim) Graves of Streator; a son, Andrew R. Harcar Jr. of Streator; grandchildren, Matthew Manzella, Jennifer Manzella and Emma Graves; sisters, Jolanka (Jack) Redd of Streator, Veronika "Anna" (Don) Elias of Streator and Freida Lukach of Streator; and a brother, Karl (Linda) Kiss of Bloomington.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Kiss and a son in law, Richard Manzella.

  Born in Hungary, Maria came to the United States in 1956. She attended Streator grade schools and graduated from Streator High School.

  Through the years, she worked for both Baldwin's Grocery Store and Opdykes. She sold Avon and also owned and operated L & H Venetian Blind Service for over 20 years. 

  She was a member of the former St. Stephen's Church which is now St. Michael the Archangel Church.  She was an officer of Branch #40 of the First Catholic Slovak Union and belonged to the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, United Commercial Travelers, and the St. Stephen's Altar and Rosary Society. She also served for 26 years as an election judge.

  Maria was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was extremely proud of her children! Her grandchildren were the light of her life as they would always bring a smile to her face! She will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.

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