Ronald Jelinek, Sr.

Obituary of Ronald Eugene Jelinek, Sr.

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Ronald Eugene “Ron” Jelinek, Sr., 84, of Winamac, IN passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at his home.  He was born on September 4, 1937 in Gary, IN to the late James and Helen [Holtzman] Jelinek, Jr.  Ron served in the US Airforce and worked many years as a union laborer in the steel mills.  He was an avid fisherman and strong supporter of President Donald J. Trump.  Ron will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


He is survived by:

Mary Ann [Grant] Jelinek, Spouse

Brenda (Vince) Akinczyk, Daughter

Ronald Eugene Jelinek, Jr., Son

Bruce Allen (Margaret) Jelinek, Son 

James Albert (Leann) Jelinek, Son

Roni Marie (Jeff) Marquart, Daughter

Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

James and Helen [Holtzman] Jelinek, Jr., Parents

Donald Jelinek, Brother


Burial will take place at  2 PM EST  on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Panhandle Pathway (to connect the State Park to the Town of Winamac). 

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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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2:00 pm
Friday, March 4, 2022
Winamac Cemetery
West Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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Ronald Jelinek, Sr.

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Ronald Jelinek, Sr.

1937 - 2022

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