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Don Elias

Owner-Director

Don Elias, a life long resident of Streator, was born to William J. and Laurie Elias.  He was a graduate of Streator Township High School Class of 1961.  He is the father of two sons, B.J. and Jake Elias, both funeral directors at the Elias Funeral Home. 

He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and has served the community of Streator for over 40 years. 

Don has been active with many community events and clubs, including: Streator Country Club, the William C. Shiffbauer Center for Performing Arts at Engle Lane Theatre, Streator Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 591 and the Streator Rotary Club.

Telephone: 1-815-672-2814


B. J. Elias

Funeral Director

William J. Elias II, "BJ", named after his grandfather,  was born on June 13, 1968 in Streator, he and his brother Jake are the 4th generation's at the Elias Funeral Home. 

BJ graduated from Streator Township High School in 1986, he attended Illinois Valley Community College for 2 years, Graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1991. 

BJ is married to the former Alison Moore, they were married February 26, 2007, they have 2 children, son Blaine D. Parcher and daughter Devin F. Elias. 

BJ is  Past President and Past Campaign Chairperson of Streator's Area United Way and is currently Treasurer and recieved Streator's United Way Tom Wilson Award, he is Past President and member of Streator Kiwanis Club,  was involved in Streators 125th Anniversary Celebration, and is a member and current Exalted Ruler of B.P.O. Elks #591 and Streator Country Club. 

BJ has been working with his family since 1991 and currently working with his dad and brother, continues to hold the same traditons his Great-Grandfather and  Grandfather have been upholding since 1932.

Telephone: 1-815-672-2814


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