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“Danny, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I was out of town or I certainly would have been there for you. The last time we spoke I...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Rene Horn - Edwardsville, IL

“Dear Loretta & family: I want to give you our condolences for John: I hope you remember me when we worked together at St. Elizabeth's. Please give...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dolores (Schwierjohn) Voss - IL

Toledo Bend “John was a great bass fishing partner, we had some great trips and wonderful memories. John & Diane RobertsonColorado Springs, Co ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: John & Diane Robertson - CO

“Matt and Jason were such good friends during their high school years, and we have so many fond memories of time spent with the Krekovich family, We...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Krekovich family at this difficult time. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: John, Candy and Katlyn Freeman - IL

“So sorry for you loss, many thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Eck - San Benito, TX

“A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend - John will be dearly missed by all. Love Dawn & Sean McAtee ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Dawn McAtee - Saint Louis, MO

John Krekovich Sr, age 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. John was born on May 30, 1935 in Madison, IL, a son to the late Matthew and Mary (Novich) Krekovich. John served his country proudly in the United States Air Force in the Strategic Air Command. On June 15, 1957, John married Loretta Boyle, the love of his life at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Mitchell, IL. He was the founder and owner of John Krekovich Realty in Granite City, IL for thirty one years and was the Past President of the Granite City Board of Realtors. John enjoyed his days of boating, fishing and golfing with his many golf buddies. He was also very meticulous about his yard. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Niesciur; and brother-in-law, William Niesciur. He is survived by his loving wife, Loretta Krekovich of Granite City, IL; five dear children, Kathy Viviano of Naples, FL, John (Diane) Krekovich Jr. of Edwardsville, IL, Danny Krekovich Sr. of St. Louis, MO, Kristy (Tom Freeman) Krekovich of St. Louis, MO and Matt (Rhonda) Krekovich of Granite City, IL; sister, Rosalie Jean Zevallos of Palm Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Lindsay (Richard) Carney, Danny (Dana) Krekovich Jr., Ashley Krekovich and John Paul Krekovich; two great-grandchildren, Ella Carney and Jack Carney; dear nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation: friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd. Granite City, IL. In celebration of his life, funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL. Memorial donations may be given in the form of masses or to B.J.C. Hospice #1 Professional Dr. Suite 180, Alton, IL 62002 and may be accepted at the funeral chapel. www.irwinchapel.com

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