Celebrating the life of Jay Wendelken
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He was born on July 21, 1954 in Spring Valley to John and Marilyn (Vreeland) Wendelken.
He married Marica Crouch on October 7, 1995 in the Sky Room at the Hotel Kaskaskia in LaSalle.
He was employed at the American Nickelod in Peru for 46 ½ years in the maintenance department.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #792 in LaSalle. He was a Past Grand Knight. He attended St. Hyacinth Church. He loved the outdoors doing some fishing and hunting. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. He enjoyed time with family and friends.
He is survived by: his wife of 25 years.
3 Sons: Chad (Angie) Wendelken of Peru, Matt (Stacey) Wendelken of Sterling, and Brian (Jolene) Wendelken of Mendota IL.
3 Daughters: Michelle (Richard) Hofmann of Monmouth IL., Valerie (Larry) Chase of LaSalle, and Erin (Joe) Orlando of Hennepin.
1 Brother: Don (Linda) Wendelken of North Carolina.
2 Sisters: Joann (Scott) Phelps of LaSalle and Donna (Joe) Margowski of Tennessee.
Nieces and Nephews.
He is preceded in death his parents.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.burgessfh,com
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