STREATOR - Arthur J. Loebach, 90, of Streator, formerly of Leonore died at 9:15 a.m. Friday (Jan. 27, 2006) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator, where he had been a patient for three weeks following an extended illness.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Leonore, with the Rev. Charles McCarthy officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home, Lostant. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. before the service Monday. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Leonore.
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He was born Nov. 21, 1915, in Canada, the son of Charles and Catherine (Sondergrath) Loebach. He married Irene Dutko on Feb. 8, 1945, at St. Stephen's Church, Streator. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Leonore, the Streator Knights of Columbus No. 790, secretary of the National Farmers Organization, a director of the Leonore Phone Co., and he sang in the church choir for 35 years. He also played semi-pro baseball for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Loebach, Streator; three sons, Arthur Loebach, Fairfield; Anthony (Mary Beth) Loebach, Bloomington; and Thomas (Sylvia) Loebach, Sunnyvale, Calif.; two daughters, Barbara (Richard) Hass and Ruth (Dominique) Blachon, both of Seattle; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Charles (Eleanor) Loebach, Granville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.