Edward Stanley Dukendorf - SAVANNAH - Edward Stanley Dukendorf, 88, died February 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Chicago, son of the late Jacob and Anna Dukendorf. He was veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II receiving the Bronze Star. While stationed at Ft. Campbell he met Edna Sheppard, the love of his life. They married in 1946 in Chicago. After his career with the City of Chicago he fulfilled his promise to his wife and they retired in Clarksville, TN, her hometown. While in Clarksville, they were active in their catholic parish and volunteered at Memorial Hospital. In 2001, he and Edna moved to Savannah to be near family. Mr. Dukendorf was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Edna Sheppard Dukendorf, grandson, Joseph Ortman and four sisters and three brothers. Surviving are his children, Kathleen Puljung of Savannah, GA; Colleen (Larry) Ortman of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Erik (Natalie) Puljung of Savannah, GA; Heather Puljung of Charlotte, NC; and Elizabeth (Jimmy) Chiminski of Chicago, IL; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jimmy, and Jackson and many nieces and nephews. Gramps (JuJu) was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was loved by many because of his outgoing personality, outstanding sense of humor and his ability to make anyone smile. He will be deeply missed and we will carry his memory deep in our heart. A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Chapel at the Carmelite Carefree Village where he resided. The graveside funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens conducted by Monsignor P. James Costigan. Remembrances: Serenity House, 891 South Rohwing Road, Addison, IL 60101 or Old Savannah City Mission, 2414 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News February 15, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2013