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John Oklesen

January 10, 1917 September 7, 2015
John Oklesen
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John Oklesen 98 of LaSalle passed away peacefully at 3:18 PM on September 7, 2015 surrounded by his wife of 74 years and his family
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 11th at 10:30 AM in St. Hyacinth Church with Rev. Antonio Dittmer officiating
Visitation will be on Friday in the church from 9:30 - 10:30
Burial in St. Vincent's Cemetery
Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle in charge of arrangements
Born on January 10, 1917 to Anton and Anna (Klansek) Oklesen
He was a Sargeant in the Army Air Force during WW II serving in the Philippines
He was a lifetime member of LaSalle VFW and parishoner of St. Hyacinth Church
Retired from Westclox after 42 years
Married Grace Meadowcraft on September 12, 1941 in St. Mary's Church in DePue
Wife Grace of LaSalle
1 Daughter
Cindy (Ron) Sisco of Mendota
2 Sons
John (Kathy) Oklesen of Eustis, FL
Richard (Cathy) Oklesen of LaSalle
7 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by Parents, Daughter Carol (Lance) Korter of Cedar Point, 3 Sisters, and 7 Brothers
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to his family for his favorite charities
Full Military services will be performed by the Mendota Veterans Group
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