Steven R. Jelinski


Steven Robert Jelinski, 72, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, after a short battle with COVID-19. He was born Aug. 2, 1948, to the late Robert and Jane (Rodaer) Jelinski.

Steve graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1966. Following high school, he served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970 with the U.S. Army in the 52nd Signal Battalion as a radio repairman. Steve was a lifelong member of the Disabled Veterans and was very proud to have partaken in the Old Glory Honor Flight in September 2019. Upon returning from the service, Steve worked as a welder for Western Refrigeration and the Green Bay Public School District as an engineer for many years.

He was interested in history and studied genealogy. Steve enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida every winter to catch up with his best friend of 67 years, Lee Wengrzyn.

Steve’s greatest love was his children for whom he would do anything. When his grandchildren came along, he made sure to attend every dance recital, piano recital and all school events. Steve recently had two new grandsons for whom he was so excited. He couldn’t wait to spend as much time as possible with them.

Steve is survived by three children and four grandchildren, Duane (Joelene) Raleigh and their children, Grace and Emma; Elizabeth (Mark) Albert and their children, Matthew and Noah; and Adam Jelinski. He is further survived by his brother-in-law, Russ Keup; his sister-in-law, Georgiann Jelinski; many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Greg Jelinski; and his sister, Kris Keup.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, a private family service will be held.

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