Celebrating the life of Robert "Bob" Slusarek
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Bob was born on September 19, 1930 in LaSalle to Ladislaus John and Frances (Wlodarczyk) Slusarek. He attended St. Bede Academy and graduated from LaSalle-Peru Township High School in 1949.
He worked as a laborer at Libby Owens Ford in Naplate from 1949 until retiring in 1989.
He was a Corporal in the United States Army serving in Panama from 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict.
He married Arlene Liss on July 6, 1963 in St. Hyacinth church in LaSalle
He had a great love for the outdoors, fishing with his friends, sitting in his backyard feeding the birds, squirrels and rabbits year-round, listening to country music especially the Grand Ole Opry and many bluegrass festivals. He never missed attending Saturday mass at St. Hyacinth's, enjoyed the L-P boys basketball and football games at home and away, playing cards at the tavern, and spending time with his grandchildren from babysitting to attending their sporting events, church events, concerts, and graduations.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene, of LaSalle; a son John Robert (Michelle) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a daughter Stacy Konczak of Peru; 3 Granddaughters, Alexandra Marie Konczak of Peru, Anna Nicole Konczak of Quincy, Illinois, and Arianna Noelle Slusarek of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 3 Grandsons, Noah John Aloysius Konczak of Norfolk, Virginia, Joshua Robert Slusarek of Cedar Rapids, and Jack Lorus Konczak of Peru.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Melissa Marie, and his parents Ladislaus John and Frances Slusarek.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for his favorite charities,
On line condolences may be expressed at www.burgessfh.com
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