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Theresa Overocker, 91 of Streator passed away peacefully Wednesday (October 18, 2017) at her home.
A private burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator with her son in law Mark Lowe officiating on Friday (October 20, 2017). “God Bless America” was sung by Helen Morgan. Pallbearers were Mark and Luke Lowe, Peter and Anthony Williamson, Quintin Overocker, Steve Phillips, Victor Ruiz, Vince Warwick. Honorary pallbearers were Stephanie Overocker , Zack Lowe, Emma McAvin, Ginny Phillips, Angie Warwick, Molly Tibbles, Cassie Ruiz, Jamie Blevins and Jessica Britenstine.
Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to Guardian Angels Outreach of St. Michael’s or to Trinity Lutheran Church Fire Door Fund.
Theresa was born to Andrew and Mary (Nodzak) Krasnican on January 11, 1926 in Streator. She was the proud daughter of her immigrant parents from Slovakia and of her heritage. She married Arthur H. Overocker on March 9, 1946 after he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II. He passed away February 10, 1998.
She is survived by her children; Toni (Tony) Miles of Streator, Michael (Gayle) Overocker of Ancona, Davie Jo (Steven) Kotches of Streator and Jane (Mark) Lowe of Streator. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Arthur “Archie” Overocker, granddaughter; Jodeen Kotches, four brothers, Joseph, John, Andrew and George Krasnican and five sisters, Mary, Anne, Leona, Marjorie and Josephine.
Theresa attended Lincoln and Plumb grade school and Streator Township High School and later received her G.E.D. She was formerly employed by Sip N Bites Café, Owens Illinois, Seneca Shipyards, Lipton Tea and The Streator Furniture Factory.
Theresa had a great love for her country and was very passionate and supporting of our troops and the new President of the United State Donald Trump. She has a special love for sailors. She was also a great defender of the unborn. She was a lover of books, reading and writing.
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