1978 - 2020 (42 years)
||Liptak, Cory Lyn  |
||28 Apr 1978
||Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA 
||22 Dec 2006
||Normal, McLean County, Illinois, USA 
||7 Oct 2020
||Normal, McLean County, Illinois, USA 
||Y  |
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
||30 Jun 2021 |
||Liptak, Richard D., b. 28 Nov 1955, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA , d. 22 Dec 2006, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA (Age 51 years) |
||2 children |
|+||1. Liptak, Cory Lyn, b. 28 Apr 1978, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA , d. 7 Oct 2020, Normal, McLean County, Illinois, USA (Age 42 years)|
| ||2. Living|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 30 Jun 2021.
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois), 26 Dec 2006, Page 34
Richard Liptak STREATOR Richard D. "Rick" "Lippy" Liptak, 51, of 412 S. Otter Creek Road, Streator, died at 3:49 a.m. Friday (Dec. 22, 2006) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Streator Fire Department. The Rev. Mark Upchurch of Central Church of Christ will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Solon, Baker & Telford Funeral Home in Streator. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Born Nov. 28, 1955, in Streator, Rick was the son of Donald J. and Mary M. (Decker) Liptak. He married Leann Morton on Nov. 19, 1977, at Central Church of Christ in Streator. Leann survives in Streator.
Also surviving are his two daughters, Cory (David) Kreitzer of Normal and Mandy Liptak of Lincoln; his precious granddaughter, Madelyn Kreitzer; his father, Donald J. Liptak of Streator; brothers, Gary Liptak of Lancaster, Texas, and Jim (Ralene) Liptak of Crandall, Texas; a brother-in-law, Rob (Tina) Keen of Streator; a sister-in-law, Irene Cripe of Streator; and a father- and-mother-in-law, Robert and Shirlye Keen of Streator. There are also nieces and nephews surviving.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary M. Liptak.
Born and raised in Streator, he attended St. Stephen's Grade School and graduated from Streator High School, Class of 1973. He later attended the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Rick served as a captain on the Streator Fire Department where he worked for more than 18 years. He retired in September.
He was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Lazy Acres Sportsman's Club and formerly a member of the Streator Eagles Club. Rick lived life to its fullest with his family and friends and always carried a sense of humor and memorable character. He treasured years of playing and coaching softball, baseball and golf with the church and city leagues. Rick also enjoyed winning Texas Hold 'Em tournaments and dreaming of being on the World Poker Tour. His stories, jokes, good-natured personality, generosity and outgoing spirit will be remembered and loved by many.
Pallbearers will be Rick Cripe, Andy Minkus, Randy Hart, Jeff Clift, Todti Galyen, Art Johnson, Dave Sweeden and Bob Williamson. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Streator Fire Department.
Memorials may be directed to Northwestern University Division of Organ Transplantation (Gaiter 17-200, 675 N. St. Clair, Chicago, IL 60611) out of gratitude for the work toward his successful liver transplant.
Transcribed by Ted Smith
- [S958] Legacy, (Legacy.com) (Reliability: 3), 30 Jun 2021.
Cory Lyn Kreitzer
Born: April 28, 1978; Streator
Died: October 7, 2020; Normal
NORMAL ? Cory Lyn Kreitzer, 42, of Normal and formerly of Streator, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer at her residence in Normal.
Private services will be held at Eastview Christian Church in Normal. The Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator is in charge of the arrangements.
Born April 28, 1978 in Streator, she was the daughter of Richard "Rick" and Leann (Morton) Liptak. She married David D. Kreitzer on August 2, 2002.
She is survived by her husband, David Kreitzer of Normal; their children, Madelyn, Evan and Charlotte Kreitzer, all of Normal; her mother, Leann Liptak of Streator; a sister, Mandy (Scott) Rick of Louisville, Kentucky; maternal grandfather, Robert Keen of Streator; uncles, Rob (Tina) Keen of Streator and Jim (Ralene) Liptak of Crandall, Texas; mother and father in law, Doug and Susan Kreitzer of Delaware, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Michael (Deveau) Kreitzer of Goshen, Kentucky; and several cousins and many loving friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard "Rick" Liptak; paternal grandparents, Donald and Mary Liptak; and her maternal grandmother, Shirlye Keen.
Born and raised in Streator, she attended Streator Grade Schools and graduated from Streator High School in the class of 1996. She later attended Illinois State University and earned a degree in Business Administration. Cory and David met while working for Enterprise in Bloomington after graduation. They later moved to Columbus, Ohio for a few years before returning back to the area. She worked for Growmark and State Farm in Bloomington for a few years.
After her diagnosis of stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2015, Cory became an independent consultant for Beautycounter, which advocates for the use of non-harmful chemicals in their products. She was passionate about being an advocate not only for herself, but also to help others and for the safety of future generations. She also became very involved with METAvivor, a non-profit group dedicated to research specifically for those fighting metastatic stage IV cancer. She never let cancer define her life, but she truly lived as she fought. She was an advocate for others fighting cancer and an inspiration to everyone who witnessed the way she approached life. She and her family also enjoyed camping on the weekends in the summer with their friends and campground family. Cory lit up every room she entered. Her family and friends were the most important to her and it is evident in the impact and legacy she now leaves. She loved and lived well, and she will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.
She was a member of Eastview Christian Church in Normal.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Cory's memory to a fund to be established for Cory's children. or donations can be made to METAvivor (metavivor.org) in Cory's name.
You are encouraged to visit solontelford.com to leave a message for Cory's family.
Researched by Ted Smith
- [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 30 Jun 2021.
Memorial ID 216673493
Cory Lyn Liptak Kreitzer
Birth 28 Apr 1978
Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Oct 2020 (aged 42)
Normal, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Researched by Ted Smith