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John William Ulakey


John William Ulakey, 77, of Glasgow, KY, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 at 5 a.m.

He was born Feb. 22, 1945, in Carlinville, to Steve Ulakey & Wilma Heck Ulakey.

He married Nancy Rothermel Ulakey on April 25, 1981.

He was retired after having been an internal auditor for May Department Stores.

He was a veteran of the US Army after having served during Vietnam and being a Captain.

John was a member of the VFW and K of C.

He is survived by his spouse, Nancy Ulakey of Glasgow, KY; children, Kari Presnell, Lynn Sorbie, Kathy Fellin, Sarah Ulakey; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and sister, Charlotte Rupert.

John  was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Steven Warren Ulakey and sister, Margarite Louise Pianfetti.

Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld.  Funeral mass was held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Church, Benld.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans.

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Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.