UNION – Valentine C. Jendro, 94, of Union, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Florence Nursing Home in Marengo.
He was born Feb. 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.
The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 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.