Samuel Jiardina

ANNA -- Samuel J. "Sam" Jiardina, 59, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Union County Hospital in Anna.

He was born June 16, 1953, in Springfield, the son of Salvatore and Genevieve (Harverstick) Jiardina.

He married Cheryl Earley Dec. 23, 2011, in Tulsa, Okla.

Sam is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Jiardina of Anna; one daughter, Christina Jiardina of Oswego; two stepdaughters, Cathy (Ed) White and Terri Williams, all of Tulsa; one stepson, Michael (Kelly) Ritsche of Aurora; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Jiardina of Montana and David Jiardina of Cadillac, Mich.; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Sam was a member of the Countryside Christian Church in Vienna, and served as board member for the church. He was a past member of the Cobden Lions Club and a board member of the Hospitality House in Vienna.

He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

Services for Mr. Samuel J. "Sam" Jiardina will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Bill Littrell officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the Carroll P. Foster Post 3455 of VFW of Anna and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sun-day, March 3, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Memorials may be made to Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

To view this obituary or leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.

Published in The Southern Illinoisan from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2013