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Stanley Francis Ficek

November 20, 1926 May 3, 2019
Stanley Francis Ficek
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Obituary for Stanley Francis Ficek

Stanley Francis Ficek, 92, of LaSalle, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.  A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at St. Hyacinth’s Church, LaSalle with Rev. Paul Carlson, pastor officiating.  Full military rites will be conducted by the LaSalle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group following Mass.  Burial will be private in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, LaSalle.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, 609 8th Street, LaSalle with recital of the Rosary at 3:45 p.m.  Additional visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Stanley was born November 20, 1926, in LaSalle, the 11th child and 10th son of John and Julia Gruszeczka Ficek.  Stanley married Carole Mochnik on June 15, 1957, at St. Roch’s Catholic Church in LaSalle. Carole passed away on October 31, 2011.   Stanley’s family was his greatest treasure. Surviving are his four children, Julie (Jeff) Richards of Streator, Catherine (Michael) Grabowski of Peru, Michael (Judy) Ficek of Bloomington and Jeffrey (Dena) Ficek of LaSalle; 10 grandchildren, Michael Grabowski, Angela Richards, Joelle Grabowski, Jon Richards, Liz Ficek, Jen Ficek, Annie Richards, Ben Ficek, Melissa (Caleb) Wells and Emily Ficek and a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Julia, and his siblings Leo, Edward who died in infancy, Joseph, Roman “Ray,” Edward, John, Stephen, Theodore “Buddy,” Genevieve “Ginia” and Edmund “Doc”.  Stanley was educated at St. Hyacinth’s Grade School, St. Joseph’s Commercial School, LaSalle-Peru High School and LPO Junior College.  Stanley served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago and Treasure Island in San Francisco.  Stanley held several jobs as a bookkeeper before he joined Sundstrand Corporation, a job which he held for 26 years.  He was also very proud of his job as the Sexton of St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery.  Stanley was a member of St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church and St. Stephen’s Men’s Club. During his retirement years, Stanley enjoyed helping his brother, Doc, at Ficek’s Lodge.  He was also very proud to have had the opportunity to travel to his parent’s homeland in Zembrzyce, Poland, and to also travel to Washington, D.C., on an Honor Flight.  Stanley was a long-time Red Cross blood donor. Stanley’s family wishes to thank Dr. Mario Cote and the staff at Illinois Valley Community Hospital for their excellent care of and compassion for Stanley in his final days. Stanley was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will be greatly missed. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery Association or to St. Hyacinth’s Church.


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Visitation

Sunday

5

May

1:00 PM 5/5/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/5/2019 4:00:00 PM
Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle

609 Eighth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle
609 Eighth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Rosary

Sunday

5

May

3:45 PM 5/5/2019 3:45:00 PM
Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle

609 Eighth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle
609 Eighth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

6

May

9:00 AM 5/6/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 5/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Hyacinth's Church

927 10th St.
LaSalle, IL 61301

St. Hyacinth's Church
927 10th St. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Mass

Monday

6

May

10:00 AM 5/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Hyacinth's Church

927 10th St.
LaSalle, IL 61301

St. Hyacinth's Church
927 10th St. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Hyacinth's Cemetery Final Resting Place

N. 30th Rd.
LaSalle, IL 61301

N. 30th Rd. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Hyacinth's Cemetery Association

725 Fourth St.
LaSalle, IL 61301

St. Hyacinth's Church

927 10th St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
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