Dorothy Koropchak – Buckner, IL

Dorothy Koropchak, 81, of Buckner passed away on August 3, 2019.

She was born on September 8, 1937 in Buckner, IL to Filip and Anna (Baligroski) Pelak. She married John Koropchak Jr. on November 9, 1958 and he preceded her in death on April 10, 2001.
She is survived by her children Larissa (George) Wilkerson of Herrin, John David Koropchak of St Charles, MO and John Philip (Anna) Koropchak of Bowie, MD; grandchildren Stephanie (Justin) Galiher of Herrin and Adam Wilkerson of Kansas City, MO; great grandchildren Lillian Grace Galiher and Connor Joseph Galiher and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three Sisters Rose Musso, Julia Sobarnia, Eva Replyuk, and two Brothers Frank Pelak and Steve Brand.

Dorothy was a cook at the Christopher Elementary School for 25 years.
Funeral services will be on Friday August 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Royalton with Father John Pawelchak officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, with a Prayer Service at 6:00 PM. Burial will be at the St Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery in Royalton.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church or to the St Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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