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John Pohar Jr

October 18, 1932 January 4, 2015
John Pohar Jr
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John Pohar, Jr., 82, of La Salle, passed away at 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 4th, he had been in ill health for the past 11 months

Funeral Mass will be held at ST. HYACINTH'S CHURCH, at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 8th, with Abbott Philip Davey O.S.B., officiating
Burial in St. Vincent Cemetery
Visitation will be on Wednesday 4:00 - 8:00 PM in BURGESS FUNERAL HOME in LaSalle and Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 AM in ST. HYACINTH'S CHURCH
Born on October 18, 1932 in LaSalle to Slovenian immigrants John and Josephine (Brekan) Pohar Sr.
Married Barbara Borys on June 10, 1961 in St. Valentine Church in Peru

At the age of sixteen he went to work with his father John Pohar Sr. in the excavating business. In 1969, with his father, sister Josephine, and brother Frank they formed John Pohar & Sons, Inc. He worked as an owner-operator for the business and was dedicated to his job and family everyday of his life. John was honest and hard working and instilled those qualities in his children and grandchildren. He gave generously to the community and was always willing to share his time, talent, and treasure with others

Survivors
Wife Barbara of LaSalle
3 Daughter
Debbie (Don Baldin) Pohar, of LaSalle;
Bonnie (Bill) Prokup, of Peru;
Cathy (Scott) Lenkaitis, of Peru;
1 Son
John (Jill) Pohar III, of Peru;
7 Grandchildren
Bekki & Barbi Prokup, John IV, Julia, and Joe Pohar, Adam and Alex Lenkaitis
3 Sister
Josephine Grabowski, of LaSalle;
Jean (Robert) Ficek, of St. Charles;
Mary Ann (Gene) Brunner, of Mendota;
1 Brother
Frank (Carole) Pohar, of LaSalle;
Brother-In-Law Ray Swietek, of LaSalle.
Many Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by Parents, Sister Helen Swietek in 2011, and Brother-in-Law Clarence Grabowski in 2007

In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be directed to the family for his favorite charities

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