Donald J. Jandrey, Dixon, passed away on December 20th. He was 88.
Don was born February 6, 1932, in the town of Reedsville, Wisconsin to the late Charles and Minnie (Wunrow) Jandrey. He was the sixth of eight children. He served in the U.S. Army, in Landshute, Germany, with the C Battery 74th Field Artillery Battalion, from 1949 to 1952. On September 6, 1954, Don married Muriel Wilda at St. Mary’s Church, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In 1960, they moved to Dixon, IL where they raised their family.
Don drove a truck for the Schwerman Trucking Company and various other trucking companies for over 30 years and was a retired teamster member. After his retirement, he enjoyed working on small engines and developed quite a reputation for being able to repair lawn mowers and various other small engines. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, the U.S. Constabulary Association, and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Muriel; three children: Debra (Doug) Bond, David (Debbie) Jandrey and Sandra Alexander; five grandchildren: Adam Bond, Logan Bond, Mathew (Becky) Jandrey, Ryan (special friend Kimberly Hoffman) Jandrey, and Andrew (Beth) Alexander; four great-grandchildren: Ethan Jandrey, Owen Jandrey, Avarie Alexander and Xavier Alexander; one sister: Lorraine (Willard) Dickert, four sisters-in-law: Sophia (Charles) Jandrey, Shirley (Eugene) Jandrey, Cheryle (William) Jandrey, and Jeanette Wilda; one brother-in-law, Arnold Wilda; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by one son, Daniel; his parents, Charles and Minnie Jandrey; his mother and father-in-law, Alex and Ann Wilda; five brothers: Glenroy Jandrey, Charles Jandrey, Lawrence Jandrey, Eugene Jandrey and William Jandrey; one sister, Doris Jandrey; three sisters-in-law: Janice Jandrey, Audrey Jandrey and Lucy Jandrey; and one brother-in-law, Willard Dickert.
A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Entombment of cremated remains will follow the service. Cremation Rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be directed to Disabled American Veterans or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.