OBITUARY

Valentine C. Jendro

February 11, 1919September 9, 2013
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Union—Valentine C. Jendro, 94, of Union passed away September 9, 2013 at Florence Nursing Home in Marengo.

He was born February 11, 1919 in Chicago to Michael and Mary (Gogolinski) Jendro. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific during World War II. After returning from the war, he was at a VFW dance where he met Mary Ann Stein. They married on June 11, 1949 in Chicago.

Valentine loved the outdoors, whether he was fishing, hunting, or taking his family camping. He also enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. Above all he was a family man. He always put his family first and wanted to be around his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his children, Michael (Joan) Jendro, Valerie Jendro, Melissa (Loretta Cattani) Jendro, and Matthew (Rachel) Jendro; his grandchildren, Christopher Jendro, Sara (Ed) Weissgerber, David Jendro, and Lindsey and Amelia Jendro; great-grandchildren, Anna and Holden; his siblings, Lillian Mizwicki, Casmira Gambi, and Edmund Jendro; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Stanley and Victor Jendro.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9pm on Thursday, September 12, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. The funeral service will be at 10:30am on Friday, September 13 at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.

For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2013
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Valentine C. Jendro

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Don Norton

September 13, 2013

Mike and family - So sorry for the loss of your Dad.

September 13, 2013

Mike, Joan, and family: I'm truly sorry for your loss, and the world has lost another hero of the Greatest Generation as well. I regret not meeting your Dad in person but feel I knew some of his story through our mutual interest in military history. Hope to get back in touch with you after way too long a time of our going our separate ways over the years. God bless you all.
Walt and Jan Fink (Woodstock, IL)

PAUL STEIN

September 12, 2013

YOUR THE BEST UNCLE VAL.

Len and Susan Cwiklik

September 12, 2013

Your Dad had a true zest for life! I know you will miss him, but the joy he brought to all of you will be here forever. Len and Susan

Joan Adams

September 12, 2013

Mike and Joan, On the day Jesus rose into heaven he said, "I go to make a place for you," Your dad is in his eternal home, happy and free.
Take care, take time,
Love Joan and Andy

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