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John Paul Tomaska


John Paul Tomaska Jr., 78, of Carlinville, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care in Carlinville.

John was born Sept. 9, 1945, in Blue Island, the only son of John Paul and Emily Baytus Tomaska.

He graduated from Blue Island High School 1963 and Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1967.

He married Wanda Kondracki in 1967.

John worked for 40 years as a meat buyer for Rose Packing in Chicago, retiring in 2006.

He was an avid fisherman, golfer, and Chicago sports fan, and a model railroading enthusiast.

In his younger years, John was an outstanding 16-inch softball player who was inducted into the Chicago 16 inch Softball Hall of Fame.

John is survived by his wife, Wanda Tomaska, of Carlinville; daughters, Melissa (Douglas) Olivero of Peru, Amy (Larry) Igl of Jamestown, ND; son, John Paul Tomaska, III, of IN; grandchildren Cameron, Andrew, Alex, and Ethan.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held in Peru, at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements