Donald Hrivnak

PEORIA - Donald W. Hrivnak, 78, of Peoria died at 10:33 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

He was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Berwyn, Ill., a son of Joseph John and Josephine Rachaukus Hrivnak. He married Helen Johnston on Nov. 10, 1963, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Donald Andrew Hrivnak, Rick Allen Hrivnak, Julie Ann Hrivnak and Matthew James Hrivnak.

Donald was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict.

He was employed by many Peoria area printers such as International Paper, Fleming & Potter, Howard Company and others. He also had worked for WEEK-TV and the television ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church. He and his wife were in charge of janitorial services for Grace Presbyterian Church for many years.

Donald was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria and was currently a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards. Dr. Ritch Boerckel will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded.

The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to EP!C or his church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 North Knoxville Avenue Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 688-2454

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 17, 2013