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Christopher B. O'Roake

April 7, 1962 ~ September 29, 2018 (age 56)


Christopher Bernard “Chris” O’Roake, 56, of Litchfield, passed away Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 at 5:20 p.m. in his home.  He was born on Apr. 7, 1962 in Newton, IA, the son of Carl Bernard & Ann (Breckenridge) O’Roake.  He graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1980.  Chris was employed by Wal-Mart in Litchfield as the Produce Manager.  He previously owned and operated Fat Freddy’s Pizza and was Store Manager of Nyman’s Grocery, both in Creve Coeur, IL.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and racing cars.  He was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Litchfield.  Chris married Julie Ann Strong on May 5, 1984.  She preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2002.  On Aug. 29, 2015, he married Christine Alice Hessel.  She survives.  Also surviving are:


His parents,            Carl & Ann O’Roake of Litchfield

1 son,                     Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy, Cory (Charlene) O’Roake of Jacksonville, FL

2 daughters,           Stephanie O’Roake of Peoria

                               Jean Marie (Zackary) Vaughn of Pekin

4 step-daughters,   Elizebeth Krukoski of Girard

                               Elene Krukoski of Auburn

                               Eloise Krukoski of El Reno, OK

                               Elora (J.R.) Swafford of Chelsea, OK

1 sister,                  Carla (Frank) Snyder of Greenville

4 grandchildren,     Conlin & Julia O’Roake; Carlton O’Roake & Chrystopher O’Roake

4 step-grandchildren, Micah & Rusty; Michael; Erin


Funeral services will be held Thurs., Oct. 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. in St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Litchfield.  Rev. Robert A. Herath will officiate.  Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend.  Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  The family suggests memorials to St. Timothy United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen


Donations may be made to:

St. Timothy United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen
Litchfield IL

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