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Laverne 'Mike' Rublaitus: 1925-2018


OTTAWA — Laverne J. "Mike" Rublaitus, 92, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Ottawa Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Driscoll officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park with military services.
Mike was born May 15, 1925, in Seatonville, to John and Anna Rublaitus. He married Nancy Jelm on Sept. 19, 1953, at St. Patrick's Church in Ottawa.
Mike retired from LOF/Pilkington in 1986. He was a member of St. Patrick Church and the Royal Bayreuth Club. Mike served in the U.S. Marines during WWII in the Pacific.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Jeff (Susan) Rublaitus and Jay (Karen) Rublaitus; two grandchildren, Justin (Tiffany) Rublaitus and Megan (Wes) Page; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Alexa and Elias.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and seven brothers.
Pallbearers will be Keith Carlson, Chuck Heerhold, Ken Thompson, Wes Page, Neil Neurohr and Dan and Justin Rublaitus.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory
1111 La Salle St., Ottawa, IL 61350

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