Richard “Rich” Andrew Brozak Sr., 71, of Streator passed away at 6:37 AM Thursday (August 1, 2019) at his residence.
A visitation will be held from 11 AM until 1 PM Tuesday at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. Simon Taabu of St. Michael the Archangel Church will officiate. The family requests casual attire especially Green Bay Packer attire.
Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery with full military rites by the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
He was born on November 9, 1947 in Streator to Andrew & Ruth (Mahaffey) Brozak. He married the former Carolyn Neu on May 24, 1969 at St. Anthony’s Church. She survives.
He is also survived by his children: Dr. Barb (Tony) White of Lake St. Louis, MO, Rick (Kelly) Brozak Jr. of Brownsburg, IN, Brian Brozak of Des Moines, IA and Robert Brozak of Noblesville, IN; 7 grandchildren: Kaleb, Gavin, and Ethan White and Braden, Camden, Londyn and Adisyn Brozak; a sister, Frances (Charles) Gamons of Ottawa and a brother, David Brozak of Pontiac.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Matthew White.
He graduated from St. Stephen’s Grade School and Streator Township High School Class of 1966.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era serving in Korea.
Rich was a very hardworking man having worked at Owen’s-Illinois Glass for 34 years and also for United Pipe & Supply, Wilkinson Plumbing and Heating, S.C.I. Corp, St. Mary’s Hospital and Wahl to Wahl Cleaning Service.
He was a former member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and now a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.
He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
His online video tribute may be seen and condolences left for the family at www.hagifuneralhome.com