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Terrence "Terry" Jelinek

April 17, 1948 December 23, 2018
Terrence "Terry" Jelinek
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Obituary for Terrence "Terry" Jelinek

Terrence “Terry” Jelinek, age 70, a life-long resident of Naperville, IL passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 23, 2018 at his home. He was born April 17, 1948. Devoted son of his loving late parents Richard and Theresa Jelinek.

Cherished husband of Susan Jelinek, nee Traut, for 45 years.

Beloved father of Michael (Emily) Jelinek, Patrick (Brandee) Jelinek, and David (Emily) Jelinek.

Adored papa of Thomas, Daniel, Ellison, Bradley, Lauren, Benjamin, Rhett, Andrew, and Everly.

Brother of Donald Jelinek.

Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Dearest brother-in-law of the Traut sisters.

Terry was a proud US Naval Veteran, serving during Vietnam Conflict on the USS Oklahoma City. He retired from the Naperville Fire Department as Battalion Chief in 2005 with over 30 years of service. Terry was the past Commander of the American Legion Post #43 and past Commander of Judd Kendall Post #3873. He was the long-time co-coordinator of the Naperville Memorial Day Parade and coordinated Veterans’ activities with School District #203.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Terry’s name to Naperville Responds for Veterans, 210 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Visitation: Friday, December 28th 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, December 29th 9:30 AM SS. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth Street, Naperville, IL 60540.

Interment will follow at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville with full military honors.

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4:00 PM 12/28/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




9:30 AM 12/29/2018 9:30:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

36 N. Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL 60540

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
36 N. Ellsworth Street Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 IL
United States

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