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4/18/2014 11:07:00 AM
Patricia (Travers) Krolak

Patricia (Travers) Krolak, 84, of Peru, formerly of La Salle, passed away April 14, 2014, in her home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, La Salle followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, La Salle with the Rev. Duane Leclercq, officiating. Burial will be at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, La Salle.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with recital of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:30 p.m.
Pat was born May 11, 1929, in La Salle to James and Mary (Kearns) Travers. She married Edward L. Krolak on Aug. 5, 1961, in St. Patrick’s Church, La Salle.
She graduated from La Salle-Peru Township High School, graduated as a registered nurse from St. Joseph, Chicago and received her bachelor of science degree from DePaul University.
She was a member of Ladies of St. Patrick, formerly Ladies of Charity, St. Ann Sodality, board member of the Illinois Valley Food Pantry and American Red Cross.
Pat’s keen sense of responsibility, self-effacement and works of charity, largely performed behind the scenes, could not be entirely hidden from those who knew her, resulting in great respect and friendship with others.
She did not see herself as a leader, but her good example to family members, especially her grandchildren, did not go unnoticed. Because she was constantly present when needed, she will be missed and devoutly remembered.
She is survived by her husband, Edward L. Krolak; one son, Thomas (Harumi Wakisaka) Krolak of Rolla, Mo.; two daughters, Mary (Kevin) O’Grady of Rockton and Karen (Peter Burgess) Krolak of Ottawa; and four grandchildren, Kellen, Patrick, Madalyn and Catherine O’Grady.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Travers and Nancy Mortell; and one brother, Edward Travers.
Memorials may be directed to the Red Cross, Illinois Valley Food Pantry and St. Patrick’s window restoration fund.
The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.Mueller 

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