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Robert J. MinarichJune 26, 1936 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 81)
Robert J. Minarich, age 81, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 with his family by his side.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Marlene (nee Scolari) Minarich; son, Duane (Mary Jo) Minarich; daughters, Debbie (Rich) King, Diane (Randy) Christenson; grandchildren, Jessica King, Tyler Christenson, David (Jasmine) Minarich, Elizabeth (Matt) Zimmerman; great grand-children, Jayce Christenson, David Minarich Jr, and Matt Zimmerman Jr, ; sister, Anna Mae Gustafson; sister-in-law, Barbara (Larry) Sukley and brother-in-law, James (Vicki) Scolari. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Lil (nee Salato) Minarich; brother-in-law, Wayne Gustafson and father and mother-in-law Marco and Angela (nee Gea) Scolari.
Robert was born in Rockdale, IL. He was a United States Army veteran; a member of the Carpenters Local #174 and the Moran AC.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice.
A celebration of Robert’s life will begin on Tuesday October 3, 2017 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 10:50 a.m., then processing to Holy Family Catholic Parish in Shorewood for a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. Burial in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will follow, where a committal service and full military honors will be rendered. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of prayers at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet.
Visit Robert's memorial page at
or for information, 815-722-0524
Arrangements lovingly entrusted to Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
Joliet Area Community Hospice
250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet IL 60431