Eli Hrnyak

1934-08-01 - 2021-12-16

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)

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Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 27034 South Diagional Road, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: https://www.kerr-parzygnotfuneralhomes.com/ (Go)

Eli Hrnyak, age 87, of Glenwood, Illinois passed away on December 16, 2021. He was born on August 1, 1934, in Karadjordjevo, Yugoslavia to the late Stanko and Jelena (Ratkovic) Hrnyak. Eli came to the United States at the age of 22, served in the U.S. Army, and proudly became a U.S. citizen. Eli earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Chicago Tech and achieved the title of Professional Engineer (PE). He worked for U.S. Steel and was a devout member of the Eastern Orthodox Church and a dedicated member of the Amvets Post #268. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Amvets at amvets.org.

Eli was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy (Riddle). Eli is survived by his two sons, Mark Hrnyak of Glenwood, and Nick (Stephanie) Hrnyak of Grand Rapids, MI; four grandchildren, Mitchel, Vincent, Sydney, and Rylee Hrnyak, of Grand Rapids, MI. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Dragica (Hrnyak) and brother Milan Hrnyak of Serbia.

Visitation will be 2 – 7 pm on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, with a brief 6 pm memorial service officiated by Father Raymond E. Sundland of St. Michael Orthodox Church at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. A private burial service with military honors will be performed at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL on December 30, 2021, at 12:00 pm.  For more information: (708) 754-0016

 

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12 Comments

  1. Pam, Tim and Jacob Lake on December 22, 2021 at 10:16 am
    Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We were honored to know Eli. We will miss him dearly. May his memory be eternal! May he now be in a place of brightness, a place of peace with our Lord and Savior.


  2. Tina Gagliano on December 23, 2021 at 8:54 am
    Heartfelt sorrow and condolences, from my family to yours. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. We sincerely hope peace finds you during this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.


  3. Carla Steuck on December 23, 2021 at 3:44 pm
    Eli was always so kind. Incredibly handsome and well-poised man throughout time. One of the best Grandfather’s for my nieces and nephews. His golf game sucked, but he had a smile from ear to ear. He loved spending time with loved ones. He thought very highly of his boys and with story after story he shared them all. If there was a Santa on earth, the twinkle in his eye would give him away! He will be missed. Sorry for your loss Stephanie & Nick. We love you and are thinking about you in this time of sorrow, Carla and family.


  4. John Ferry on December 27, 2021 at 7:07 pm
    Mr. Hrnyak was very nice to me, so many years ago.

    Condolences to Mark and Nick.



  5. Felix and Linda Parkevich on December 28, 2021 at 2:57 pm
    We send our condolences to the family! Enjoyed fishing with him in Ely!


  6. Tim and Terri DalCorobbo on December 29, 2021 at 10:31 am
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Eli. He was a great guy with a huge heart who loved his family. He stopped by a couple years ago and we enjoyed an nice visit with him. Our thoughts and prayers our with all of you.

    Tim and Terri DalCorobbo



  7. Paul and Nancy Stanford on December 30, 2021 at 8:05 pm
    We were so sorry to hear this sad news about Eli. He and Dorothy were friends of ours for so many years. In recent years as Eli sent updates about the family, it was obvious how proud he was of his sons and his grandchildren. We send them our sincere condolences.


  8. Francine Gajewski on January 8, 2022 at 2:10 am
    I will truly miss you Eli. You have been such a great blessing and neighbor to Luke and I. Every time I look out my back door I’ll be thinking of you…


  9. John Yatczyshyn on January 16, 2022 at 3:27 pm
    Eli was a very nice man. A gentleman. It was always a pleasure speaking with him at St. Michael’s church. Some 48 years later, he remembered and asked about my very beautiful sister from St. Nicholas in 1971, Harvey Illinois was doing. Sadly, my sister passed away in January 2019. Eli’s memory was profound and never forgot anyone. ☦ May his memory be eternal 🙏.


  10. John Yatczyshyn on January 16, 2022 at 3:29 pm
    Eli was a very nice man. A gentleman. It was always a pleasure speaking with him at St. Michael’s church. Eli remembered and asked about my very beautiful sister from St. Nicholas in 1971, Harvey Illinois. Sadly, my sister passed away in January 2019. Eli’s memory was profound and never forgot anyone. ☦ May his memory be eternal 🙏.


  11. John Yatczyshyn on January 16, 2022 at 3:30 pm
    Eli was a very nice man. It was always a pleasure speaking with him at St. Michael’s church. Eli remembered and asked about my very beautiful sister from St. Nicholas in 1971, Harvey Illinois. Sadly, my sister passed away in January 2019. Eli’s memory was profound and never forgot anyone. ☦ May his memory be eternal 🙏.


  12. Larry Willems on February 1, 2022 at 2:22 pm
    Our deepest condolences we got to know Eli up at Shagawa lake in Ely Mn. He was such a nice man.


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