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Jerome E. Ploskunak

December 5, 1921 ~ December 26, 2018 (age 97)

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Jerome E. Ploskunak, 97 of Streator passed away Wed. December 26, 2018 at Heritage Health in Streator.
A visitation will be from 11 a.m. til 1:15 p.m. Monday Dec 31st at the Elias Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday Dec 31st at St. Stephens Cemetery. Full military rites will be provided by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Post #217 and Veterans of Foreign War Post #1492.
Another member of America's Greatest Generation has passed. Jerry Ploskunak was born on December 5, 1921. A lifelong resident of Streator, Jerry was predeceased by his beloved wife, Gwendolyn. Jerry served in World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.  But his heroism also extended to the loving devoted care he gave to Gwennie ("Baby") for over 20 years after she suffered a debilitating stroke. Jerry was a fun loving person who belonged to the Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, and Saint Stephen's Church. Jerry is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Janet Kinkade, Joni Thorpe, and Heritage Health staff for their care.

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December 31, 2018

11:00 AM to 1:15 PM
Elias Funeral Home
208 N Park Street
Streator, IL 61364

Graveside Service
December 31, 2018

1:30 PM
St. Stephen's Cemetery
E. Main Street
Streator, Illinois 61364

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