Peter R. Pocius
Peter R. “Rabbit” Pocius Sr., 93, a resident of Gurnee, IL and Bethlehem, GA, passed away August 13, 2015. He was born in rural Grayslake, on July 16, 1922 to Peter and Michalina Pocius. His early life was spent working on the family dairy farm. Later he operated his own mink ranch, then retiring from Dan Lodesky Trucking after more than 30 years. After retirement he became an avid gardener growing vegetables and flowers and sharing his passion with the community. He spent his last years relaxing with his dog by his side and his cat on his lap. Peter is survived by his children Wendy (Butch) Nerroth and Peter “Bob” (Marilyn) Pocius Jr., his grandchildren Kerrilee Hank, Carly (David) Kraft, and Michael (April) Pocius, his great-grandchildren Isla, Harper, and Grant, his sister Bernice Pocius, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, and two special friends Leo Hook and Dan Lodesky. He was preceded in death by parents, his brother Simon, and sister Katie. All funeral services will be held privately and were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, Illinois 60030. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
Uncle Peter; words cannot properly convey the legacy of such a man that lived with a passion for those he loved. His loyalty, honor and respect spoke through actions, not words, during his life time. He is fondly remembered with much love. Our picture of his heaven is one of beauty and tranquility; may be he is fishing or tending a garden and sharing the harvest. Rest in Peace in heaven with Our Lord, and those loved ones who greet you with open arms.
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