|Kathleen A. Hrasch|
STREATOR-Kathleen A. "Katie" Hrasch, 81, of Streator, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Heritage Health Therapy and Rehabilitation.
Born May 16, 1931 in Streator, she was the daughter of Andrew and Lena (Flynn) Yarusinsky. Kathleen was raised in Streator. She attended St. Stephen's Grade School and graduated from Streator High School class of 1949. She married Lawrence D. Hrasch on Nov. 12, 1949 at St. Stephen's Church in Streator. She worked through the years for Lipton Tea and later as a nurse's aide for St. Mary's Hospital for 22 years until her retirement. She was a member of the former St. Stephen's Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish. Along with her husband, she was active with her Parish family and helped clean the church for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Hrasch of Streator; daughters, Linda (Larry) Pedersen of Shorewood and Paula (David) Crawford of Coal City; sons, Terry Hrasch of Streator, David (Sandy) Hrasch of Granville and Brian Hrasch of Kernan; grandchildren, A.J. (Katie) Pedersen, Eric Pedersen, Andrea and Adam Crawford, Nicole, Allison and John Hrasch; one great-granddaughter, Andrea Jean Pedersen; and one sister, Mary Walker of Streator.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, 301 S. Park St., Streator. The rosary will be recited at 4:45 p.m.
Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Streator. Kathleen's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
Family and friends can offer condolences at www.solontelford.com.
Solon-Telford Funeral Home, 301 S. Park St., Streator is in charge of arrangements.