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Fr Peter Bolerasky
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1927
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 2009
Wisconsin, USA

Reverend Monsignor Peter E. Bolerasky died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, in Racine, WI. He was born on Oct. 26, 1927, to Slovak immigrants, Peter and Jennie (Biel) Bolerasky in Moquah, WI. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria on May 29, 1955. He served most of his priesthood at St. Stephen the King in Streator, as both assistant (1957-1974) and pastor (1974-2002). On July 16, 1993, he was named a Prelate of Honor to His Holiness Pope John Paul II with the title of Monsignor. Throughout his priesthood, Monsignor baptized, instructed, absolved, gave Holy Communion, witnessed marriages, anointed and conducted the funeral rites for thousands of people. He was also a great supporter of his Slovak heritage and the Slovak societies that exist throughout the United States and Canada. After his retirement, he lived independently in Kankakee, IL, from 2002-2006 and in Racine with the care of his brother priest from 2006 unto his death. He is survived by three sisters, and was predeceased by his parents, six siblings and five brother-in-laws, Irene, Frances (Victor) Guaglianone, Anne (Charles) Miller, Joseph, John and Emily, Frank Roalofs, Frank Hulock and Dale Albright, and a niece Janice Roalofs, and a great niece, Anne Marie Roalofs. Buried in St. Stephen's in Streator. 
Family links: 
  Peter Bolerasky (1888 - 1949)
  Jennie Biel Bolerasky (1898 - 1989)
  Joseph C Bolerasky (1925 - 1991)*
  John Bolerasky (1926 - 1992)*
  Peter Bolerasky (1927 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Stephens Cemetery
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Mrs Smith
Record added: Oct 31, 2009
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Fr Peter Bolerasky
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The last of a great line of Slovak priests..a job well done. Thank you.
 Added: May. 16, 2010

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