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A.C. "Junie" Bartulis

BENLD - A.C. "Junie" Bartulis, 83, of Benld died at 4:49pm at Carlinville Area Hospital on Jan. 31, 2011.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1927, in Benld to August Bartulis, Sr. & Margaret (Baltruszis) Bartulis. Junie married Mary Bartulis on July 12, 1952 in Gillespie. A lifelong resident of Benld, Junie owned and managed a family business, the Wayside Garage and Service Station. A veteran, he served in the Army shortly after WWII and again during the Korean Conflict. In between working at the Wayside and serving in the Army, Junie also raced stock cars in the downstate stock car circuits. Junie was involved in several business organizations in the past years and remained a member of the American Legion Post 0554 of Carlinville for the past 37 years. In 1966, Junie began his political career as the Macoupin County Treasurer, followed by serving in the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois State Senate under Governor's Richard B. Ogilvie, Dan Walker and James R. Thompson. He is survived by spouse, Mary Bartulis of Benld, daughters, Gaye Bartulis of Chicago, Lisa Bartulis of Springfield, granddaughter, Sierra August Bartulis. In addition to his parents, Junie was preceded in death by a brother, Vince Bartulis. Visitation is Feb. 5 from 9am until services at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld. Services will be held at 11:30am with Fr. Chuck Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, the Frank Bertetti Benld Public Library or Benld Adopt A Pet.

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