Kenneth Slavicek, 76, of Melvin formerly of Lemont, passed away at 2:37 pm Wednesday September 1, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Graveside service with military rites will be held at 10:30 am Friday September 10, 2021 at The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
Ken was born May 21, 1945 in Chicago, a son of Harold and Helen Slavicek. He married Linda Morice on August 10, 2002 in Joliet.
Surviving Ken are his wife Linda Slavicek of Melvin, two sons Kenneth (Jenn) Slavicek of Channahon and Jason (Wendy) Slavicek of Lockport. Two step-daughters
Lisa (David) Copenhaver of Mariette, Ohio and Lauren (Christian) Siwek of Naples, Florida. Nine grandchildren Aron, Faith, Rheanna, Kayla, Morgan, Megan, Nathan, Daniel and Brooke and two great granddaughters- Sarah and Sophia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Randy.
Ken was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the NRA and the Foosland Sportsman Club. He was a union operator Local #150 in Countryside. He loved old cars and especially loved his family. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.