Stella (1917 - 2006)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Jerzyk, Wal, Bardin, Meinders, Sarver, Wall
----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI.) December 13, 2006
Jerzyk, Stella (July 1, 1917 - December 7, 2006)
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at the Toon Funeral Home in Downer Grove, IL for 89 year old Stella Jerzyk who passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at her home. Burial took place in the Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien, IL.
The former Stella Wal was born to the late Mike and Mary Wal on July 1, 1917 in Chicago. In 1926, at the age of nine, she moved with her parents and a brother, Frank, to a farm in rural Thorp, in the Township of Taft, where she attended the Red Brick School.
In her teens, she went to work in Chicago. On September 28, 1940 she married Everett Bardin who died November 1, 1956. On September 25, 1965 she married Walter Jerzyk who preceded her in death on November 3, 2000.
Surviving is one daughter, Betty (Duane) Meinders of Union, IL; one granddaughter, Robin (Dave) Sarver of Freeport, IL; one grandson, Michael (Tammie) Meinders; and two great-grandchildren: Stephen & Rayne.
Also surviving of Crystal Lake, IL are two step-sons: Jim (Paula) Jerzyk and Earl (Gail) Jerzyk; sister-in-law, Evelyn Wall of Lublin, WI; and many nieces and nephews and their families and friends in the Thorp area.
Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Wayne Bardin in 1992; brother, John in 1921; and brother, Frank Wall in 1989.
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