Unknown Newspaper source:
JOHN S. BAKALAR: John S. Bakalar, 34, DeWitt, died from injuries in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb 12, 1991 near Downs. His funeral was Friday, Feb. 15 at Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator. Burial was in Moon Cemetery, Streator. Mr. Bakalar was born Feb. 23, 1956, in Streator, a son of John and Virginia Carpenter Bakalar. Survivors include his father, John M. "Jack", Ottawa; his mother, Virginia Elliott, Streator; one son, Jonathan Virgil Bakalar, Bloomington; one daughter, Stephanie Crawford, Streator; two brothers, Dennis, Streator, and Erik, Downers Grove; one sister, Kathy Wilken, Streator; maternal grandmother, Helen Carpenter, Streator; and paternal grandmother, Mary Hart Bakalar, Streator. Mr. Bakalar was employed by the Illinois Power Company Clinton nuclear power station. He had lived in Streator most of his life before moving to Dewitt in 1987. He was a graduate of Streator High School and had served four years in the Air Force.