STREATOR- Marion Elizabeth “Betty” Opremchak 91of Auburn IL formerly of Streator died Friday (April 3, 2015) at the Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Auburn IL
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator with Rev. John Gutz officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Streator.
Mrs. Opremchak was born Aug. 6, 1923 in Streator the daughter of Robert and Florence (Smith) Johnston. She married Edward Bakalar Jan. 6, 1946. He preceded her in death April 16, 1975. She later married Robert J. Opremchak, Dec. 14, 1991 in Streator. He survives.
Betty had been employed in the office at Thatcher Glass Co. Streator prior to her retirement. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator. Betty attended Streator grade schools and was a graduate of Streator High School, class of 1941.
She is survived by her husband Bob of Auburn, two daughters, Janice (Howard) Brennan, Oglesby and Joan Clemens, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, one son, Wayne (Debra Vanko) Bak, Des Moines IA, one granddaughter, Anastasia Clemens, two step daughters, Linda Lloyd, Springfield and Cheryl (Richard) Blair, Auburn, one step son, James (Diane) Opremchak, Auburn, five step grandchildren, Michael Brennan, Jack Crissey Jr., Adam Crissey, James Blair, Crystal (Bud) Keane and eight step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Edward Bakalar, one sister Marge Eilts, one brother Robert Johnston and a son- in-law, Dr. Anthony Clemens.
Pallbearers will be her son, Wayne Bak, son-in-law Richard Blair and step grandchildren, Jack Crissey Jr., Adam Crissey, James Blair and Bud Keane.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice.