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Official Obituary of

Joseph R. Mehalic

August 3, 1932 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Joseph Mehalic Obituary

  Joseph R. “Bob” Mehalic, 91, of Streator passed away Sunday, March 3, 2024 at the ARC of Streator.

  Private family services will be held.  Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Streator.  The Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  Born August 3, 1932 in Streator he was the son of Joseph and Anne (Nemec) Mehalic.  He married Marilyn Ann Kornas on April 21, 1956 at Immaculate Conception Church in Streator.  She preceded him in death on August 7, 2012.

  He is also survived by a daughter Maleia Mehalic of Streator; sons, Robert (Judy) Mehalic of Streator, Todd (Gretchen) Mehalic of Streator; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a brother and sister in law, John “Jess” and Eileen Kornas of Streator.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sisters, Evelyn Mehalic, Anne Centko, Bernadine Mehalic, Frances Ramza, Sr. Marietta Mehalic, Eleanor Chismarick and Mary Mehalic; brothers, Ronald and John Mehalic.

  He graduated from Streator High School.  He later served in the United States Navy from 1951 until 1955.

  He worked through the years at Smith Douglass, Streator Brick, Kirk’s Furniture, the Railroad and retired from Streator Decorator’s.

  He was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Church where he served as an Usher for many years. He currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Parish.  He was also a member of the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knight of Columbus Council # 790 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 217. 

  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Michael the Archangel Church.

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

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