OBITUARY

Joseph Peter Florek

February 20, 1920April 4, 2018
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Florek, Joseph P. , age 98, formerly of Belleville, IL. Beloved husband of the late Mary T. nee Dydalowicz Florek . Loving father of Lynn (Dominic) Corsale and Peter (Chris) Florek. Dear grandfather to Scott (Tara) Florek . Dear step-grandfather to Peter (Lindsay) and Lisa Corsale. Fond great grandfather to Jacob. Fond step-great grandfather to Gabriella and Max. Dear brother to sisters Jean (late Edward) Augustyn; the late Marie (late Stanley) Mitera; the late Gertrude (late Edwin) Cebula; the late Helen (late John) Wolowiec; the late Florence (late John) Slechta; and the late Theresa (late Gene) Kwasny. Dear brother of the late Joe (late Virgie) Florek. Joseph was a World War II Navy Veteran. He volunteered after Pearl Harbor and served on the USS Manley, USS Wisconsin, USS Portsmouth, and the USS Fargo. He actively served in the capture and defense of Guadalcanal, the consolidation of the Southern Solomons, the occupation of Kwajalein, the Marianas Occupation, the Leyte Landings, and the Luzon Landings. Joseph retired as a chemical operator with Monsanto. He enjoyed spending time with his family and he loved to travel. His favorite destinations were Italy and Poland.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joseph Peter Florek

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Nancy Karwoski Andert

April 10, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. My father, Chester Karwoski, worked with Joe at Monsanto for many years and spoke very highly of him as a coworker and as a friend. He attended my Dad's funeral last June and was a very kind man. I will be praying for your family as you go through this very difficult time. My condolences.

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