Obituary: Walter A. Bliefnick


Walter A. Bliefnick

Walter A. “Beetle” Bliefnick, 92 of Plainfield, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center of Joliet. He was born January 8, 1925 in Chatham, to the loving, late parents, Edward and Lena Bliefnick. Beloved husband of Shirley M. Bliefnick, nee Aubrey, wedded on September 28, 1947. Cherished father of Charles Bliefnick of Chatham, Gary (the late Jan) Bliefnick of Pawnee, IL and the late Sandra Smego.   Adored grandfather of Jennifer (Matt) Rothbart and Jay Bliefnick. Great-grandfather of Tyler and Alaina Rothbart. Preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. Uncle of many nieces and nehews. Walter was a proud US Navy WWII Veteran. He was a 70-year member of American Legion Chatham Post #759 and Chatham VFW post #4763. He was also a member of the Destroyer Escort.   Walter was a long time dedicated employee of the Illinois Department of Corrections. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church. Visitation: Wednesday, April 12 4-7 p.m. at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 Joliet Rd., Plainfield. Additional visitation on Thursday, April 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 24024 W. Main St. Plainfield. Funeral Service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. Family and friends will gather Friday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Chatham Memorial Cemetery, Chatham IL for interment services. For more information, please call 815-436-9221 or

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