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Jerome K. Wantroba Jr.

July 10, 1958January 18, 2021

Jerome K. Wantroba Jr. was born on July 10, 1958 and passed away on January 18, 2021. Was a loving husband to his wife of 40 years Wendy. Wonderful father to Thomas (Judy), Jerome (Amanda), Lawrence (girlfriend Candace). Loving grandfather to Alex, Rebecca & Aiden. Amazing Son of the late Jerome K. Wantroba and Evelyn Wantroba, and amazing Son-in-law of the late Ralph Wodicka and Alice Wodicka, Great brother to Dennis (Debbie), Leslie (Matthew) Blair & Karen. Loving brother-in-law to Raymond (Shirley) Wodicka, Kareen (James) Worcester, Nancy (James) Pfeifer. Loving Uncle to many nieces & nephews. Great friend too many. Including the loss of nieces and a great nephew that we loved so dearly! Goodbye Jerry –

With the utmost sadness in my heart you walked with the Lord on Monday morning, January 18, 2021.

I was married to you for over 40 years. You were so wonderful as a Brother, Brother-in-law, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, and Cousin.

A fantastic Supervisor at your jobs, whether being a Director, President, Advisor for the IPA, your being involved, helping where you could! You enjoyed the Push Fan Club as you were the treasurer! We both grew up with polka music, however, through you, your laugh, and generosity, I met alot of wonderful people that have become our friends, acquaintances! Thanks to you I still have many of these people in my life today! With the help of our sons, daughter-in-laws, brothers, brother-in-laws, sisters, sisters-in-laws and our friends are helping me through the loss of you! I will miss you always! I will miss your hearty laughter and your reminiscence of the past! Jerry- I Will Always Love You! We will Always Miss You! Wendy

Jerry was cremated, unfortunately I currently have Covid! Regrettably due to these unprecidented times, I am planning a future "Celebration of Life"


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Mary GuerinoKallemeyn

January 26, 2021

Oh, that laugh, it made everyone in the room happy! Heaven is ready for a good polka or two! Rest easy my dear cousin!

Dennis Wantroba

January 24, 2021

To my Big Brother , You left us to soon and will be missed dearly . You will be remembered as a great man and will always have a place in my heart . Goodbye Jerry .