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John Poruba Jr.

September 19, 1933 — January 24, 2017

John Poruba Jr.

John J. Poruba Jr., 83, of Streator passed away at 2:44 PM Tuesday (January 24, 2017) at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 PM Sunday at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 4 PM Sunday at the funeral home with full military rites by the Streator Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.  Rev. Jeffrey Small will officiate.

Private graveside rites will be held on Monday at the St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

He was born on September 19, 1933 in Streator to John J. & Vera C. (Yanek) Poruba Sr.  He married the former Mary Grennan on August 29, 1959 at St. Mary’s Church.  She survives.

He is also survived by two sons:  Mark Poruba of Savoy, IL and Mike (Tina) Poruba of Oswego; a daughter, Melanie Barickman of Streator; three grandchildren:  Luke Poruba, Megan Luttrell and Isabel Poruba and sister in laws:  Mary Poruba of Princeton, Roberta Koral of Streator, Cherie Grennan of Streator and Helen (Albert) Johnston of Rolling Prarie, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert Poruba.

He attended St. Stephens Grade School and Streator High School.  He served in the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant in Japan.  He retired from Pipefitter Local 597 in Chicago and had also taught at I.S.U. and Local 81 in Ottawa.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church and formerly St. Stephen’s Church., the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus and the Streator Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing golf and loved being with his grandchildren.  He was also a very good handyman.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to O.S.F. Fresenius Kidney Care.

Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at www.hagifuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)

Hagi & Schultz Funeral Home

205 High St., Streator, IL 61364

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Starts at 4:00pm (Central time)

Hagi & Schultz Funeral Home

205 High St., Streator, IL 61364

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