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John D. Hlavach

May 12, 1936 November 20, 2008
John D. Hlavach
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PEORIA-John D. Hlavach, 72, of Peoria, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Proctor Hospital. He was born on May 12, 1936 in Chicago Heights to Stephen and Evelyn Solik Hlavach. He married E. Jane Tucker on October 3, 1959 in Spokane, WA. She survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Mary (Scott) Foster of Washington, IL, sons, Stephen (Meghan) Hlavach of Naperville, IL and Paul Hlavach of Peoria and daughter, Katherine (Kevin) Bruemmer of Bloomington, IL; eight grandchildren, Dyllan, Reid, Case, Cannon, Ava, John, Jack and Eliza; two brothers, Stephen (Audrey) Hlavach of Bourbonnais, IL and William (Patricia) Hlavach of Dunwoody, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents. He served in the US Army. John worked in School Administration in the Peoria area. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and many professional organizations. John was an avid White Sox Fan. A Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul School Building Fund or American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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