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Celebration of Life

Sunday April 7th, 2019
2:00pm - 12:00pm

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John Andrew Pohlod

John Andrew Pohlod, 68 of Streator passed away Monday (February 18, 2019) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Following cremation a celebration of life service will be held Sunday (April 7th) at 2 PM at the Riverview Cemetery with full military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW.

The Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

John was born on October 2, 1950 in Streator to George and Sarah (Maloney) Pohlod.

Surviving as sisters; Gwen (Ken) Johnston of Streator and Anna Mae Brooks of Galena, MO, and his dearly loved nieces and nephews; Nellie Howard of Galena, MO, Fred (Alice) Taylor of Springfield, MO, Dennis Taylor of Springfield, MO, Rhonda Jay of Woodriver, IL, Lisa Jay of Woodriver, IL and Matthew (Kim) Johnston of Champaign and many great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dennis E. Jay.

John graduated from Streator High School in 1968 and served in the US Army from 1969 to 1972 serving in Vietnam and Germany.  He was a life member of the Streator VFW Post 1492 and the Central Church of Christ.  John retired after 40 years at Owens Illinois Glass in 2015 from the batch department.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Central Church of Christ or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The family would like to thank OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Francis Medical Center for the wonderful care given to John.

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I believe I worked with John on Owens side between 70 and 72,he was a very nice person very quiet and some what reserved.I think he parted his hair which was black or dark brown on the left side and combed it to the right.at that time he wore the thick black framed glasses they give you in the service.I believe he lived with his mother in a small brick home on shabbona street not far from the shipping docks of Owens.I am a member of American Legion Post 217 and will be there to do his greatly deserved military honors.

Stephen E. Crank Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM