Alexander J. Mitan Sr., 87, of Valmeyer, Illinois, died February 22, 2021, in Columbia, IL. He was born December 2, 1933, in Zakliczyn, Poland.
He is survived by his children Andrew (Carla) Mitan, Anthony (Courtney) Mitan, James Mitan, Marie (Marc) Friedman, and Kathy (Chris) Laidlaw; grandchildren Allie, Ben, Alec, and Connor Mitan, Harvey and Fiona Laidlaw, Will and Emmaline Friedman; brothers and sister Kasimier Mitan, Marion Mitan, and Wanda Mitan; sisters-in-law Candy Mitan, and Pat Mitan; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his wife Mary, 6 children, and 8 grandchildren.
Alexander is preceded in death by his wife Mary Mitan (nee Fenaia); son Alexander J. Mitan Jr.; and parents Andrew & Rozalia (nee Jarczyk) Mitan.
He was a member of St. Mary Church Valmeyer, IL, a US Army Veteran, and an avid sports fan.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. Mary Church - Masses for Alex and Mary Mitan
or Alzheimer's Association
4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until time of service Friday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Friday, February 26, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Father Felix Chukwuma officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL