Obit: Gasparac, Jack (1898 - 1987)

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Surnames: GASPARAC MINERICH BRISKI CHUNK DAWES PANNETON RATKOVICH

 

----Source: RECORD-TRIBUNE-GLEANER 7/ 1987

 

 

JACK GASPARAC


Jack Gasparac, 89, of Route 1 Greenwood, died Sunday, July 26, 1987 in Gurnee, Ill. Private funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, Clark County. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.


Jack Gasparac was born July 10, 1898 in Delnece, Yugoslavia to Anthony and Agnes (nee Minerich) Gasparac. He received his education in Yugoslavia. He came to Canada at the age of 26 and worked at logging and gold and nickel mining in the Windsor and Kirkland Lake area. On July 11, 1933, he and Mary Briski were married in Chicago. They moved to Chicago, where he worked for United Motor Coach Co. in Des Plaines as a maintenance man. In 1934 they moved to Greenwood, where he farmed. He continued to live on the farm after he stopped farming in the late 1970's.


Survivors include his wife, Mary one son, Jack A. Gasparac, Waukegan, Ill. four daughters, Mrs. William (Mae) Schunk, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Mrs. Ann Dawes, Deerfield, Ill. Mrs. Joann (Josephine) Panneton, Forge Village, Mass. and Mrs. John (Katherine) Ratkovich, Gurnee, Ill. 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents one son, Frank three brothers and three sisters.


Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, handled arrangements.
The family requests that any memorial be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 


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