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AGE: 81


ADDRESS: 407 N. 7th Street, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, July 24 at Halina's Residential Home, St. Charles, IL where he had resided for the past 5 weeks


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 7:00 PM Tuesday, July 29 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


OFFICIATING: Michael Milec


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4:00 PM until the time of services at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 29


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 18, 1933 at Sasova, Slovakia


EDUCATION: Brno, Czechoslovakia


MARRIAGE: September 26, 1970 at Riverside, IL to Carol Toporis and she preceded him in death February 24, 2004


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Educated as a medical doctor in Czechoslovakia. He escaped from communist Czechoslovakia in 1966 and came to the United States settling in Chicago. After his marriage, they moved to Detroit and then to Medford in 1973 where he had a private medical practice until his retirement. He pastored a church in Medford for many years and wrote books in Slovak to minister to his homeland. He enjoyed writing and his ministry.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: John (Jennifer) Uhri of South Elgin, IL
Janet (Lukas) Clifford of Marion, IN and Michelle (David) Klaes of Nashville, TN




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Lubka Licha of Slovakia




DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Kuriatkova


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hope Hospice of Medford
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