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1933 John 2023

John Makar, Jr.

December 28, 1933 — December 31, 2023

Chicago

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John Makar, Jr., retired CPD, age 90; beloved husband of the late Vinnie; loving father of Loranne (Paul M.) May, John Bruno (Cindy) Makar, and Janine Makar; cherished grandfather of Larissa (Christian Dupree), Kristi, Kayla, Johnathan, and Elizabeth; dear son of the late John Sr. and late Mary Makar.  John grew up in Chicago and was a graduate of Peck Elementary School (Class of 1947) and Gage Park High School (Class of 1951).  John served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956 during which time he earned the National Defense Service Medal.  John went on to pursue a career with the Chicago Police Department, where he served with honor and pride for 36 years.  John enjoyed nature, gardening, cooking, fishing, swimming, biking, and most of all spending time with his beloved family & friends.  John was a lifelong and active member of many organizations, including AMVETS Post 18, The American Legion Post 854, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7, Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association, Retired Chicago Police Association, Illinois Police Association, and Croatian Fraternal Union of America Lodge 32.  A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with a prayer service at 4:30 pm, at Kosary Funeral Home, 9837 S. Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL.  A military interment will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL on Monday, January 29, 2024, 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his loving memory may be made to any of the organizations listed above or his granddaughter Larissa’s foundation, #halfthestoryproject, https://www.halfthestoryproject.com/.  John will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.  Information 708-499-3223 or www.kosaryfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Sunday, January 28, 2024

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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American Legion # 854 Honors

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Prayer Service

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Starts at 4:30 pm (Central time)

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Interment

Monday, January 29, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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