Orland Funeral Home


Ike Okla

July 7, 1938September 18, 2020

Ike (Issa) Okla (Abudayyeh), beloved husband, father, and proud grandfather who departed this life on Friday, September 18, 2020. He is survived by his wife Lina; his children Junior, Joanne, Sandy, Rhoda, and Canny; his grandchildren Athena, Mia, Nik, Petra, Alexander, and Eleanor; and his siblings Michael, Nada, Fadwa, Rifka, Kefa. He is preceded in death by his siblings Rada, Huda, and Nuha. He will be missed by his loving wife of 44 years, his proud children, and his adoring grandkids.

Ike is remembered by all who knew him as a generous man, with a commanding presence and a great love for life. He captured his audience with his eloquent story telling. May the Lord give rest to the soul of His servant Ike and may He give peace and comfort to his family. May his memory be eternal with all the saints.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Orland Funeral Home, 9900 West 143rd St, Orland Park, Illinois. Closing Prayers will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8:45 am at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:30 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, 14327 Highland Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois. Graveside Service will be held on September 22, 2020 at 11:15 am at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, 11333 South Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of our generous and beloved Ike. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Okla family.

Orland Funeral Home will adhere to current restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. For info: please call 708-460-7500.


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Closing Prayers

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Ike Okla

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September 26, 2020

Dear Lina and family,
I was so sad to hear of Ike's passing. I know he had not been well
for a long time. I treasured his friendship and suggestions every
time we would meet and talk at church. Know that my prayers
are with you all. We hope you will return to St. Michael so
we can see you. I just found out this sad news today, otherwise,
I would have been at his wake. With limited information from
the church and this pandemic, it is difficult to hear about these
things until they are over. Peace be with you and your family.
Carol and Jack Mattes

Andrew Haddad

September 21, 2020

Dear beloved Abudayeh family, it was an honor to know my Bro. Issa some 26 years ago, the bond and respect between our families is beyond expression, I felt getting home meeting my brother either in Jordan or in USA, Bro. Issa was a unique person that you could not ignor, such a great man that you must meet in you life otherwise you will always stay missing something in your life.
Dear Bro. Issa, you will contineu your work at the eternal east, may the G.A.O.U mercy his soul.

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