STREATOR — Bernard L. “Ben” Majercin, 84, of Streator, passed away at 1:12 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at his residence.
Memorial visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Hagi & Baker Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Church. The Rev. Raymond Guthrie will officiate. Military rites will be accorded following Mass by Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Interment will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Streator, to John and Catherine (Popovich) Majercin. He married the former Sandra Francis on Aug. 19, 1967, in Ottawa. She survives.
He also is survived by sisters, Teresa (Harry) Willever, of Cupertino, Calif., and Frances Uhren, of Waco, Texas; and nieces and nephews, Anita Smith, Sally Roach, David and Doug Pshak and Mickey Majercin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward, John and James Majercin; a sister, Virginia Sereg; and brothers-in-law, Robert Uhren and Paul Sereg.
He graduated from Streator High School and then served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
He worked at I.T.T. Dewline and retired from Streator High School as a custodian.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, the Streator Moose Family Center, a life member of Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492 and a member of Streator Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217.
Ben loved to watch basketball, especially the Boston Celtics. He loved fishing and visiting Branson, Mo. He played basketball during high school. He was a loving husband to his wife of over 50 years. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to Streator High School for their scholarship fund, the American Cancer Society or St. Michael School.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at hagifuneralhome.com.
Hagi & Baker Funeral Home
205 High St., Streator, IL 61364