We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at LaSalle-Peru Location
August “Augie” J. Kobal, 94, of La Salle, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2022 at Aperion Health in Spring Valley.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:30 AM Saturday in The Queen of Holy Rosary Shrine in La Salle with Rev. Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will be in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery with full military services conducted by the La Salle/Oglesby Veterans’ Memorial Group. Visitation will be in the church Saturday from 9:30 AM until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Kobal was born in Oglesby on September 4, 1927 to August and Theresa (Brinovec) Kobal. He married Doris Avery on September 11, 1948. August enlisted with the US Army in 1946. Augie worked for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad as a lineman. He was a member of the La Salle/Oglesby Veterans’ Memorial Group and the Catholic War Veterans. He did a lot for other veterans and helped them whenever he could. He loved model trains. He put together an entire village complete with train tracks, houses, and electric poles with wires.
August is survived by his wife Doris of La Salle and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.