Donald Pohar, 79 of LaSalle passed away Monday afternoon at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. 

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A private graveside service will be at a later date. The Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle is assisting the family. 

Donald Pohar was born on April 12, 1941 in LaSalle to Joseph and Olga Pohar. He married Maureen Kotar in Holy Family Church in Oglesby on July 27, 1968.

He was employed as a machinist at Maze Nails in Peru.  He was the owner and operator of Pohar’s Tavern in LaSalle. He was a member of St. Hyacinth Church. He was a past member of the Illinois Liquor Association.  

He enjoyed gardening, spending time sitting on his patio with family and friends, and listening to polka music. 

He is survived by three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

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