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John Marion Pelszynski Jr.

Born: Tue., Sep. 26, 1944
Died: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019


Celebration of Life

5:00 PM Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: Tilton Community Center


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John M. (Corky) Pelszynski Jr. passed away at home with his family by his side on February 4th, 2019  at 1:23 am.

He was born in Danville, IL on September 26, 1944 to John M. Pelszynski Sr. and Mary Evelyn Wood. They also precede him death along with his brother Michael Phillip Pelszynski.

He married Donna Kay Martin on May 3rd, 1969 at St Mary’s Catholic Church and they have resided in Tilton for the last 49 years. She survives him.  Also surviving, his only sister; Mary Ann Pelszynski Tiffin (Dale), two brothers; Martin Joseph Pelszynski and Daniel Ray Pelszynski, His two children; Darrin David Pelszynski (Heather Divan Pelszynski) and Jennifer Jo Pelszynski Shanks (Robert Snook), his four grandchildren; Trinity Orion Shanks, Tinley Rose Shanks, Mersadeez Louella Barrett and Conner James Pelszynski. Not to forget his several nieces and nephews, special cousins, lifelong best friends Bill and Patty Gardiner and so many other friends, Corky didn’t know a stranger.

He was an auto body repair man for 59 years. He enjoyed spending time traveling with his wife, kids and grandchildren all over the United States. He was an avid lover and builder of street rods and classic cars. He loved all things NASCAR, Drag Racing and the Cubbies. Corky was a great man full of love and life. His motto was ‘Work Hard and Play Even Harder!’

He loved nothing more than to take a cruise in his car with his ‘good luck charm’ and his puppy too.

Per Corky’s wishes he was cremated at Rortvedt Funeral Services and Crematory. A Celebration of Life will be held On March 1st, 2019 from 5-7pm at Tilton Community Center on Tilton/Catlin road.

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