Maria Harcar

Maria M. Harcar, 74, of Streator passed away Wednesday (Nov. 1, 2017) at her residence in Streator.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate. Father Jacob Rose will concelebrate.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m.

Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be her brother, Karl Kiss; son-in-law, Tim Graves; and nephews, Ralph Redd, Jim Woodward, Jim Harcar and Paul Higdon.

Born July 10, 1944, in Hungary, she was the daughter of Sandor and Veronika (Hemrich) Kiss. She married Andrew R. Harcar Sr. on July 21, 1962, at Immaculate Conception Church, Streator. He survives in Streator.

She also is survived by daughters, Veronica M. Manzella, Normal; and Theresa M. (Tim) Graves, Streator; a son, Andrew R. Harcar Jr., Streator; grandchildren, Matthew Manzella, Jennifer Manzella and Emma Graves; sisters, Jolanka (Jack) Redd, Streator; Veronika "Anna" (Don) Elias, Streator; and Freida Lukach, Streator; and a brother, Karl (Linda) Kiss, Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Kiss; and a son-in-law, Richard Manzella.

Born in Hungary, Maria came to the United States in 1956. She attended Streator grade schools and graduated from Streator High School.

Through the years, she worked for both Baldwin's Grocery Store and Opdykes. She sold Avon and also owned and operated L & H Venetian Blind Service for over 20 years.

She was a member of the former St. Stephen's Church, which is now St. Michael the Archangel Church. She was an officer of Branch No. 40 of the First Catholic Slovak Union and belonged to the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, United Commercial Travelers and the St. Stephen's Altar and Rosary Society. She also served for 26 years as an election judge.

Maria was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was extremely proud of her children! Her grandchildren were the light of her life as they would always bring a smile to her face! She will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.

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