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Samuel Peter Pastrovich

April 22, 1933 ~ January 28, 2018 (age 84)

Name: Samuel Peter Pastrovich Jr.       Age: 84         Address: Litchfield, IL
Died: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 9:25 pm     Place: Hillsboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Hillsboro, IL
Born: April 22, 1933  Place: Valley Park, MO
Father: the late:  Samuel Peter Pastrovich, Sr.     Mother: the late:  Elizabeth Provaznik
Spouse: Jesse Laurel Jones 
His first marriage to Hazel Belle Gill November 15, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Litchfield, Illinois ended in divorce. 
He married Jessie Laurel Jones on July 12, 1968 in Maryville, Illinois.   
Schooling:  He attended Valley Park Schools in Valley Park, Missouri .
Church:  A member of the 1st Methodist Church, Mt. Olive, IL.
Occupation: Life long Farmer and owned and operated Sammy's Lake for fishing on his farm in Litchfield for many years and also Chip-A-Way Lake in St. Louis County. Missouri. 
Organizations: Member of the Farm Bureau
Military:  A member of the United States Army from April  9, 1954 until his discharge on February 7, 1956 as a PFC, having served in Occupied Germany.  He received the National Defense Medal.
Interests: Sam had many interests, fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, golfing, horseshoes, cutting grass and riding around on his gator.  An avid cardinal fan. Loved the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors:   Wife:  Jessie Pastrovich, Litchfield, Il  //  3 Sons:   Sam (Marilyn) Pastrovich III of Litchfield, IL //  Steve (Pam) Pastrovich of Slippery Rock, PA //  Kent (Jeanette) Pastrovich of Litchfield, IL// 1 Daughter, Crystal Gordon of Assumption, IL // 1 Sister, Helen (Ray) Zanini of Fiddletown, CA // 4 Granddaughters, Erin (Keith) Linnenbringer of Clayton, MO, //     Casey Pastrovich spouse Thomas McManus of Manhattan, NY //  Taylor Ingram of Decatur, IL //  Camille Gentry of Assumption, IL// 4 Grandsons:  Ryan (Sara) Pastrovich of Oak Park, IL //  Eric (Leah) Pastrovich of Walshville, IL //  Jacob Pastrovich Fiancee Mindy Sher of Brooklyn, NY //  Andrew Tenhouse of Springfield, IL.// 8 Great-Grandchildren:  Claire, Nathaniel, Parker, Arlo, Sailor, Evie, Hudson and Anastasia.
Preceded in Death: Parents:  Samuel Peter and Elizabeth Provaznik Pastrovich, Sr.//  2 Sisters:  Marie Webster and  Betty Weisenburg // 6 Brothers:  John, Edward, William, Joseph, Eugene and Frank Pastrovich.
Visitation:  Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL.
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:00 am  1st  United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial:  Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield, Illinois
Clergy: Reverend Tommy Brewer
Pallbearers: Friends: Dave Eilert // Fred Wesson // Jeff Rabida // Ed Marburger  // Dennis Niehaus // & Warren Heman
Lunch:  for family and friends will be held at the 1st United Methodist Fellowship Hall served by the ladies of the church.
Memorials:  1st United Methodist Church // Mt. Olive Area Veterans
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.


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