OTTAWA — Kenneth J. Bartolucci, 75, of Ottawa died Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2012, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Ken was born on Sept. 10, 1937, in Ottawa to John and Rena (Mazzini) Bartolucci. Ken was retired from Ace Hardware in Princeton. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Ken was an avid hunter and fisherman spending many happy times in northern Wisconsin. He enjoyed cooking and baking, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the NRA.
He is survived by six children, John (Diane) Bartolucci of Tiskilwa, James (Daina) Bartolucci of Ottawa, Jay Bartolucci of Ottawa, Christine (Rick) Conklin of Ottawa, Terrance (Jennifer) Bartolucci of Marseilles and Timothy Bartolucci of Ottawa; his former wife, Maureen Bartolucci of Ottawa; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Rita (Ron) O’Donnell of Ottawa and Debbie (Jeb) Johnson of San Antonio, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa with the Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private burial will be at a later date in the Ladd Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.MuellerFH.com.