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Joe Stalets

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Joe Stalets Obituary
Joe Stalets 1934 - 2018
Pana, IL—Joe Stalets, 83, of Pana, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Heritage Health—Pana. He was born September 8, 1934 in Pana to Felix Paul & Anna (Stupek) Stalets. He graduated from Sacred Heart Grade School and in 1952 from Pana High School.
For the next two years, he served in the U.S. Army in Okinawa during the Korean War. After returning to Pana, he worked for a short time at PR Mallory's, before he went to work at the Pana Refinery, where he was employed for 30+ years through 5 changes in ownership.
He and the former Marilyn Zanders, originally from Springfield, were married on November 26, 1967. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past November.
Joe is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Pana; one grandson, Brandon of Collinsville; and a great granddaughter, Elayna. Also surviving are his cousins: Al Stupek, Marty Stupek & MaryAnn Cothern and nieces: Stacey & Camille. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Christopher.
Services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home beginning with Elks Rites by Pana Elks Lodge #1261 followed by funeral services officiated by Rev. Rodney A. Schwartz. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana with military rites by Pana Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials in Joe's honor may be made to the Elks Children's Care Corporation, 1201 N. Main St., Chatham, IL 62629 or Pana Community Hospital Foundation for the Building Addition, 101 E. Ninth St., Pana, IL 62557.
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from July 12 to July 13, 2018
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