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Jerome Schiefelbein

Schiefelbein, Jerome J. 88, of Aurora, passed away October 9, 2013 at home. He was born October 3, 1925 in Juniata, Nebraska to John Schiefelbein and Agnes Gerten. He graduated from Roseland, Nebraska High School in 1943 and joined the U.S. Navy the same year, serving in the Pacific as Gunner's Mate 3rd Class on the USS Kaskaskia and earning six battle stars during WWII. In 1948, Jerome moved to Aurora, Illinois where he worked as a member of the Carpenters Union (locals 916 and 1889) until retiring in 1990. Jerome married Ramona Long on October 8, 1966, and was blessed with 43 years of marriage and two children, Greg and Julie. He enjoyed gardening, golf, bowling, and quiet nights watching baseball on the back porch. After retiring, Jerome focused his attention on his children, including working side-by-side with them to renovate their homes, and spending time with Ramona, his constant companion. He loved to drop in on his many friends and traveled often, spending time with his brothers and sisters, sharing many years of Navy reunions with his wife, visiting his children, and travelling around the U.S. including one memorable tour of Western National Parks and Monuments. He was a member of Annunciation Parish, the Phoenix Club, Tiger Club, Luxemburger Club, VFW, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus. He also served in the Honor Guard of the Montgomery VFW. He is survived by his son, Gregory John (Dawn) Schiefelbein of Brooklyn, New York, and his daughter, Julie Ann (Robb) Walker of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, John (Wauneta) Schiefelbein, of Hastings, Nebraska, and Myron (Maxine) Schiefelbein, of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sisters, Virginia Trausch, of Roseland, Nebraska, and Mary Ellen (Ron) Meyer, of Aurora, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Schiefelbein, of Boise, Idaho, and Sue Schiefelbein of Winfield, Missouri; several members of his wife's family including Ramona's twin sister, Naomi (John) Mouis of Aurora, Illinois; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona in 2009; his parents; three sisters, Johanna Clausen, Julie Utecht, and Verena Paluska; two brothers, Dennis and Edwin Schiefelbein; and five brothers-in-law, Ed Paluska, Dick Clausen, Paul Utecht, Lawrence (Mike) Trausch, and Ron Utecht. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 14, 2013 from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY at 9:30 a.m. to Annunciation Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Marywood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL 60506. 630-631-5500. Please visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com.
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Published in Beacon News on Oct. 11, 2013
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