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Josephine J. Bandura



STREATOR — Josephine J. Bandura, 92, of Streator, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, at her residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Casmir’s Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeff and Jake Bandura; grandsons-in-law, Mike Greenwood and Brad Morath; and nephews, Bob Jakupcak Jr. and Dan Bandura.

Born Dec. 4, 1925, in Streator, she was the daughter of Michael and Anna (Durdan) Jakupcak. She married Victor W. Bandura on Sept. 27, 1947, at St. Stephen’s Church. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1982.

She is survived by sons, Thomas (Mary Ann) Bandura, Jerome (the late Karen) Bandura and David (Karen) Bandura; grandchildren, Tricia (Mike) Greenwood, Jeffrey (Sara) Bandura, Jessica (Brad) Morath, Laura Bandura, Brittain Bandura and Jake Bandura; and great-grandchildren, Ava Mae Bandura and Logan Morath.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Michael, Andrew, John, Joseph and Steve Jakupcak; sisters, Mary Adams, Louise and Lena Jakupcak; a brother and a sister in infancy; a grandson, Adam Bandura; and a daughter-in-law, Karen Bandura.

Born and raised in Streator, she attended Streator grade schools and graduated from Streator High School with the Class of 1944.

She retired from Thatcher’s Glass Manufacturing in 1986 after 23 years of service. She later worked for Oogies Restaurant part-time as a cashier.

She was a member of the former St. Casmir’s Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home

301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364


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