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Bernard E. "Bernie" Lepacek

June 3, 1934 January 20, 2019
Bernard E. "Bernie" Lepacek
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Obituary for Bernard E. "Bernie" Lepacek

Bernard Edward “Bernie” Lepacek, age 84, a resident of Plainfield, IL since 1969, was born on June 3, 1934 in Joliet, IL. He passed away peacefully on January 20, 2019 at Rosewood Care Center, Joliet, IL.

Bernie is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Betty (nee Burla); his loving son, Brian (Ed Laginess) of Chicago, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. His family would like to extend their deepest love and gratitude to his niece Catherine (John) Barrett for their constant support and care throughout Bernie’s 13-year fight with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John S. and Anna Lepacek; his siblings, Anna (in infancy), Edward (the late Helen), Raymond (the late Rose), Leonard, and Mary (the late John) DeBartolo.

A devout Catholic, Bernie has been a parishioner of St. Mary Immaculate Parish for over 50 years, and gave selflessly of his time and talent through various ministries as well as a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus, Good Shepherd Council #5573. He was a graduate of Joliet Central High School and earned his Associates degree from Joliet Junior College. Bernie served in the U.S. Army from 1956 until 1958. He retired from Argonne National Laboratory in 1995 after 32 years of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet IL 60431.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Route 30 & 59, Plainfield. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 24, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville.

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4:00 PM 1/23/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/23/2019 8:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 1/24/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544

St. Mary Immaculate Parish
15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

200 W Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446

200 W Romeo Rd. Romeoville 60446 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Joliet Area Community Hospice

250 Water Stone Circle
Joliet, IL 60431

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