John F. Ropac, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL on Thursday, August 24, 2017. John was born on March 8, 1927 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John and Helen (Gasparovic) Ropac.
John was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Lalich) Ropac on September 18, 2012; brother, Steve Ropac, sister, Anne Mercer; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Steve & Mildred Yovandich, Julie & Lou Jakovac and Steve Lalich; and by one niece, Laura Lalich.
He is survived by his loving children, Nancy (Dr. Larry) Rapp of Edwardsville, IL and John Ropac of Granite City, IL; grandson, Dr. Brian (Krystal) Rapp of Centerville, IN; great-grandson, Colin Rapp; sister-in-law, Pat Lalich; nieces and nephews, Linda & Tom Caito, Yvonne & Jim Foley, Mike Lalich and Louis Jakovac; cousin, Delores Harizal (Ropac); numerous great nieces and great nephews; extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, Edwardsville, IL, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to a church of the donor’s choice.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of Vintage Gardens & Reach Care Center of Meridian Village.
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