Victor R. Ratajczak

September 23, 1920July 24, 2018

Victor Robert Ratajczak, 97, Beloved husband of the late Sylvia, nee Gerlich; beloved son of the late Andrew, Sr., and Anna (Plucinski) Ratajczak.

Victor married Sylvia Gerlich on October 14, 1967. They lived in Oak Lawn, IL until 2004. Victor and Sylvia had no children. He was a loyal employee of Continental Can Company for 39 years. Victor is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Andrew, Jr., and his wife Sylvia. Since 2004, Victor has resided at Smith Crossing in Orland Park, IL.

Victor is survived by his nephews Raymond N. (Deanna) Gerlich and Mark (Kim) Gerlich, and their children, a cousin, Celia (the late Joseph) Pieczul, and cousin Alan (Gina) Pieczul, and their children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 27, 2018, 11:00am at St. Germaine Church, located at 9711 S. Kolin Avenue, Oak Lawn IL. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Germaine Parish. Info. 773-783-7700 or


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Entombment Friday, July 27, 2018

Victor R. Ratajczak

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