iconphoto James R. DeLaPena, 90, of Blue Island since 1969, beloved husband of Sherin nee Luther, loving father of Diane (Raymond) Dahl, Pamela, James (Carrie), Melissa (Mark) Stella, Sybil (Mario) Hernandez, Robin (Dani Nichols), Kirsten (Carl) Michelotti, cherished grandfather of Carrie Lynn, Stacey, Jennifer, Stewart, Phillip, Erika, Jaime, Camille, Hope and Carl, proud great grandfather of 12, dear brother of Ricky, Martha and the late Mario, Tony, Louie and Jesse, fond uncle of many nieces and nephews in US and Mexico City. Decorated World War II Veteran earning 4 Bronze Stars and Bronze Arrowhead Medal. Accomplished CYO Golden Glove Boxer. Former employee of US Steel for 30 years. Memorial visitation Sunday, July 21, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 Greenwood Ave., Blue Island. 708-388-1300

Funeral Home

Krueger Funeral Home, Ltd.
13050 South Greenwood Avenue Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 388-1300

Published in Chicago Tribune on July 19, 2013