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Walter A. Bliefnick

January 08, 1925 - April 09, 2017

Walter A. “Beetle”  Bliefnick, age 92 of Plainfield, IL, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center of Joliet.  He was born January 8, 1925 in Chatham, IL to the loving late parents, Edward and Lena Bliefnick.  Beloved husband of Shirley M. Bliefnick, nee Aubrey, wedded on  September 28, 1947.  Cherished father of Charles Bliefnick of Chatham, Gary (the late Jan) Bliefnick of Pawnee, IL and the late Sandra Smego.    Adored grandfather of Jennifer (Matt) Rothbart and Jay Bliefnick.  Great-grandfather of Tyler and Alaina Rothbart.  Preceded in death by 5 sisters and 3 brothers.  Uncle of many nieces and nehews.  Walter was a proud US Naval WWII Veteran.  He was a 70 year member of American Legion Chatham Post #759 and Chatham VFW post #4763.  He was also a member of the Destroyer Escort.   Walter was a long time dedicated employee of the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

Funeral Information

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 12th 4:00-7:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL  60544.

 Additional visitation on Thursday, April 13th 9:30-10:30 AM at Peace Lutheran Church, 24024 W. Main St. Plainfield, IL  60544.  Funeral Service to follow at 10:30 AM at Peace Lutheran Church. 

Family and friends will gather Friday, April 14th at 11 AM Chatham Memorial Cemetery, Chatham IL for interment services. 

For more information, please call 815-436-9221 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church

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