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Gus Dulakis, Jr.

September 30, 1946 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 75)

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Mr. Gus Dulakis, Jr., 75, of Tovey, IL passed from this life at 3:32 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2022, in Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Gus was born in Taylorville, IL on Tuesday, September 30, 1946, the son of Gus and Hattie (Bouvet) Dulakis, Sr.

Mr. Dulakis attended Tovey Grade School and South Fork High School.  He then joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1966 to 1968.  He married Marilyn Funk on April 3, 1971, in Springfield, IL.

Gus was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church, and the Edwin Corpin American Legion Post #905, both  in Kincaid, IL.  Gus had been an active volunteer for many years with the South Fork Sports Boosters.  Mr. Dulakis retired after many years of service with the State of Illinois, working at both the State Garage in Springfield and the ISP Training Facility in Pawnee. 

Gus enjoyed cooking and sharing his recipes; and he thoroughly enjoyed visiting his grandchildren.

Gus is survived by three sons; Steve ( Kelly) Dulakis of Kincaid, IL., Mike (Wendy) Dulakis of Kincaid, IL., Dave (Amie) Dulakis of Chatham, IL., and a daughter Karen ( Dustin) Schlindwein of Pawnee, IL., 8 grandchildren Jordan (Abby) Jackson, Markus Dulakis, Makayla Dulakis, Austin Tryon, Grace Dulakis, Taylor Schlindwein, Nora Schlindwein, Anna Schlindwein,  one great grandson, Maverick Jackson, a brother, James ( Rae) Dulakis of Morrisonville, IL., two sisters, Cynthia Harrison of Tovey, IL. and Rose (Bobby) Ginger of Danvers, IL., along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister- in- laws, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, as well as his parents.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4th at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kincaid. Visitation for Mr. Gus Dulakis, Jr., will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 4th.  Monsignor David Lantz will officiate.  Burial will take place in Horse Creek Cemetery, Pawnee, IL.  Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid is assisting with arrangements.

Memorials in loving memory of Gus are suggested to South Fork Sports Boosters, P. O. Box 244, Kincaid, IL  62540 or St. Rita’s Catholic Church, P. O. Box 439, Kincaid, IL.  62540.

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