In loving memory of

John J. Sulka Jr.
April 7, 1941 - September 15, 2022

John J. Sulka Jr.
Cuba - John J. Sulka Jr., 81, of Cuba, passed away at 9:15 am, Thursday, September 15, 2022 at his residence. He was born on April 7, 1941 in Chicago to John J. and Michaelene (Panavas) Sulka Sr. John married Sandra Rusnak on August 18, 1962 in Chicago. She survives along with two daughters; Susan Marie (Tim) Knight of Bartonville, Jennifer Lynne (Brian) Morse of Peoria and four grandchildren; Bella, Sam, April Rose (David) and Skylar.
John was preceded in death by his parents, son James John Sulka and sister Carol Browne.
John was the owner/operator of the Wharf Harbor Sales and Marina in Peoria. He was a founding member of the IRBBA (Illinois River Basin Boating Association). He was a member of Delta Upsilon at Bradley University, Ivy club and enjoyed boating, fishing, and camping. He served on the village board of Bellevue. His true love was all his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be a private service. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital. To leave online condolences, please visit


A Stranger wrote on Sep 21, 2022:

"Blackbeard was loved too"

Chris Galietta wrote on Sep 20, 2022:

"Love and prayers. Chris Galietta"

Dick & Cathie Wilton wrote on Sep 17, 2022:

"Our love and prayers are with you as you navigate through this most difficult of times. We have many fond memories that sustain us right now."

Elaine Putrich wrote on Sep 17, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you."

Janet Edmonds wrote on Sep 17, 2022:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, God binds up the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18"

Skylar S. Sulka (Oldest Grandson) wrote on Sep 16, 2022:

"Really sad all the things that my family has gone through in the past almost 4 years."

Barb and Tad Putrich wrote on Sep 16, 2022:

"So very sad to hear about the passing of Jack. Such a wonderful man and we will all miss him coming in Buells. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. RIP"