Michael A. Quaka, 65 of Varna passed away Monday evening (Oct. 13th) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, after fighting a long battle of health issues.
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8PM at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home and also on Friday morning from 9-10AM at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Oglesby.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10AM at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Oglesby.
Burial will be in Grand Ridge Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Streator American Legion post #217 and Streator VFW post #1492.
Michael was born on November 25, 1948 in Streator to Andrew and Phyllis (Provance) Quaka, Jr.
Surviving is his mother, Phyllis Quaka of Tonica, special step-daughter, Amanda (J.D.) Davis of Magnolia, 1 step-granddaughter of Magnolia, brothers, Mark (Manirat) Quaka of Princeton, Steven (Cheryl) Quaka of Mazon and Christopher Quaka of Tonica, sister, Janie Quaka of Tonica, 10 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Quaka, Jr., sister, Carole McMullen and great-niece, Addison Renee Quaka, paternal grandparents, Andrew and Mary Quaka, Sr., and maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Lulu Provance.
Michael attended Hennenville Grade School in Streator and graduated from Streator High School. After High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was on the ship Constellation.
After the Navy he worked for the Streator Brick Yard until it closed, worked for R&L Trucking and was later self employed as a trucker.
Michael was of the Catholic Faith. He was a member of the NRA, Streator American Legion and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Memorials may be directed to the American Legion, VFW or The American Kidney Foundation.
Winterrowd Funeral Home
305 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois 61364