Born 11-21-1924 -- Died 8-20-2002
John Steven Slezak, 77, of Cherokee Village passed away Aug. 20, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 21, 1924. He worked many years as a printer for RR Donnelly's Printing company. He was a veteran, having served during World War II. He moved to Cherokee Village form Lagrange, Ill. He belonged to the Woodcarving Association and to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Slezak of the home.A funeral mass was Aug. 23 at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Kevin Atunzu officiating. Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland. Arrangements were by Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.