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John 'Jack' Malik: 1941-2018


WEDRON — John "Jack"  F. Malik, 76, of Wedron, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, at Aperion Care Marseilles.

Memorial Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Kevin Donoho officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Ottawa Funeral Home.  Burial will be in DeBolt Cemetery at a later date.

Jack was born April 23, 1941, in Ottawa, to Michael and Mary (Wielgopolan) Malik. He married Karlene "Kay" Brooks on Oct. 2, 1965, in St. Joseph's Church in Wedron.

Jack worked for the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) as a safety inspector. After retiring in 2002 he enjoyed woodworking and making wine with numerous friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Karlene "Kay"; his daughter, Sherri (Al) Weygand; one grandson, John Weygand; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and his siblings, William (Connie) Malik, of Ottawa, Eugene (Sharon) Malik, of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Dorothy Tickle, of Pensacola, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Marian Brooks, Elizabeth (Betty) Serby, and Richard Malik.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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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