December 7, 2022
John William Ulakey, 77, of Glasgow, Ky., died at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. He was born Feb. 22, 1945, in Carlinville, Ill., to Steve and Wilma (Heck) Ulakey. He married Nancy Rothermel on April 25, 1981, and she survives.
He was retired after having been an internal auditor for May Department Stores. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army after serving as a captain during Vietnam. John was a member of the VFW and K of C.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ulakey of Glasgow, Ky .; children, Kari Presnell, Lynn Sorbie, Kathy Fellin, Sarah Ulakey; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Charlotte Rupert. John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Steven Warren Ulakey; and sister, Margarite Louise Pianfetti.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Joseph's Church in Benld. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie.
Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.