John A. “Jack” Feken Jr., 92 of Streator passed away Sunday morning (November 28, 2021) at Pleasant View Heath Care Center, Ottawa.
There will be a private family service Thursday at Hagi & Schultz Funeral Home, Streator. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery with military rites performed by the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Health Care Center, Ottawa or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jack was born April 10, 1929 in Streator, a son of John A. and Ermyle (Mason) Feken Sr.. He married Rosemary Balke on May 24, 1952 at Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on August 28, 1981.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen (Zeke) Parzgnat and Jane Sullivan both of Streator; a son, Ralph (Donna) Feken of Streator; 5 grandchildren, Kenneth (Bijayta) Parzgnat, Anthony (Cymon Kimmel) Parzgnat, David Ferris, Cari (Rory) Bedeker, and Kati (Eric) Vickers; and 5 great grandchildren, Nolan Parzgnat, Aiden & Ava Ferris, Brynlee Bedeker and Martin Vickers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ermyle; his wife, Rosemary; and a brother, Ralph Feken.
Jack lived his whole adult life in Otter Creek Township. He and his brother Ralph founded Feken Trucking Service. Jack also raised cattle, shelled corn and had a gravel pit all in Otter Creek Township.
Jack served in the Army during the Korean Conflict stationed in Italy.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Streator American Legion Post 217 and Teamsters Local 722 in LaSalle.
Condolences may be left and the obituary read at www.hagischultzfh.com.