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Joseph C. Panno

December 14, 1920 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 101) 101 Years Old

Joseph Panno Obituary

  Joseph C. Panno, 101, of Streator passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Streator.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 6th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.

  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 6th at the church.

  Burial will be in St. Stephen’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. 

  Cremation rites have been accorded.

  Born December 14, 1920 in Streator, he was the son of Frank and Stephanie (Cali) Panno.  He married Ann Marie Leskanich on May 5, 1948 at St. Stephen’s Church, Streator. 

  Joe was a successful businessman working for Mutual of Omaha. He was a loving husband of 74 years to Ann Marie Leskanich/Panno. He was a loving and supportive father to Mark J. Panno (Tammie Diemer/Panno) and Marla Panno/Doyle (Patrick T. Doyle) He was a loving and kind grandfather to his four grandchildren; Blake Panno, (Ashley Panno) Hannah Panno/Strabala (Jake Strabala) Ryan Doyle (Stephanie Doyle) and Brendan Doyle.  He was a great-grandfather to Jack, Piper and Sutton Panno; Lillian, Madelyn and Jack Doyle and Sloan Strabala.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Stephanie (Cali) Panno, his two sisters, Rose Carmada and Stella Savage; his brothers Charles, Andrew, Frank and Sam.

  Born and raised in Streator, he attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Streator High School in the class of 1939.  He lived in Streator his lifetime.

  Joe was a son, brother, husband, father and friend. He served in the United States Army in the 29th Infantry Division at Normandy and Germany during WWII.  While is the service he earned many honors, including the French Legion of Honor, the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, the EAME Theatre Ribbon with four Bronze Battle stars, the Good Conduct Medal, three Overseas Service Bars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

  He was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church.  He was a member of the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council #790 and the Streator Elk’s Club.  A talented musician, Joe played with the Riversiders Band from 1965-1979.  Joe was also inducted into Streator High School’s 2015 Worthy Hall of Fame at the age of 94.

  Joe will be missed but loved forever in the hearts of his family.

  In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Streator High School Education Foundation or St. Michael's School.

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December 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Streator, Illinois)

Mass of Christian Burial
December 6, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Streator, Illinois)


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