Donald 'Jack' Ouradnik


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Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Donald "Jack" Ouradnik, 85, of East Moline, formerly of Port Byron, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at his home.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service Wednesday. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to the Donald Jack Ouradnik Memorial Fund.
Jack was born June 23, 1927, in Manitowoc, Wis., the son of William and Violet Ouradnik. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Jack then married Mary Ellen Groy on Nov. 27, 1948, in Manitowoc.
He worked at Hydraxtor until the company moved and then retired from Mutual Wheel as a truck driver. Jack was a handyman who always helped others. He enjoyed working outside in the yard and playing golf. He formerly served on the Port Byron Fire Department.
Survivors include his four children (and their spouses), Danny (Fran) Ouradnik, Milan, Kim (John) Norton, Davenport, Cheri Johnson, East Moline, and John Ouradnik, Davenport; siblings, Melvin Ouradnik, Leonard Ouradnik, Shirley Barner, Mary Ann Landt, Hazel Arnemann, Joannie Luckow and Jainie Kracht, all of Wisconsin; seven granddaughters, Melissa Miner, Janelle Rodriguez, Stacey Ouradnik, Michelle Brems, Katherine Medina, Dawn Quinones and Kassidy Norton; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; and six siblings, William, Tommy, Evelyn, Norma, Helen and Lorraine.
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