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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Mourns the Passing of Fr. Robert Creager

This belatedly to via Ottawa, IL...

Reverend Robert Joseph Creager, 80, of Ottawa passed away Saturday October 25, 2008 at Ottawa Pavilion.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Thursday October 30, 2008 at St. Patrick's Church in Ottawa with Most Reverend Daniel Jenky, Bishop of Peoria officiating and Homilist Reverend Philip D. Halfacre, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Ottawa. Visitation will be Wednesday October 29, 2008 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. at St. Patrick's Church in Ottawa with the Rosary at 7:30 pm and the Knights of Columbus in attendance.

He was born on April 28, 1928 in Hartsburg, Illinois to Harry E. and E. Corrine (Leach) Creager. He was raised by his foster parents Leland and Catherine Rapier.

He was ordained on June 6, 1954 at Saint Mary Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois by Most Reverend William Cousin, Bishop of Peoria. Fr. Creager was the Parish Priest in Wapella at St. Patrick's for much of the 1970's and early 1980's. Fr. Creager was an avid sports fan and very much enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears, as well as hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Fr. Creager will be remembered by St. Patrick's Parish and all of Wapella.

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