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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 752-2444
Fax: (608) 754-7780
Jon O'Leary

Jon J. "Jerry" O'Leary

Tuesday, April 29th, 1941 - Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

Jon J. "Jerry" O'Leary, age 77, a lifelong Janesville resident, passed away early Friday, February 22, 2019 at Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center. He was born April 29, 1941 in Janesville, the oldest child of the late John H. & Gwendolyn L. (Anderson) O'Leary. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic School, and was a graduate of Janesville High School. On February 14, 1987 he married the former Bonnie J. Millard.
Jerry was employed by General Motors Corp. for over 44 years, retiring from the Maintanance Department.
Jerry loved cars, and was especially keen on muscle cars and classic cars. He was an avid fan of auto racing, be it NASCAR, Indy Cars, and at Road America. He enjoyed traveling to many of the different tracks around the country. Jerry was a great fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. He always enjoyed reading through his Hot Rod Magazine!
He was a football fan, and especially loved his trips to Lambeau Field with his brothers for the Packers. Jerry also enjoyed bowling and golf.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his daughter, Kellie (Vince) Salvo, of Springfield, IL; his 3 step-children, Todd Schwenkner, Tami (Paul) Georgen, and Timothy Scwenkner; his 7 brothers and sisters, Shirley (Guy) Wuksinich, Michael (Debi) O'Leary, Connie (Larry) Brummond, Sandra (Jim) McCarthy, Ray O'Leary, Alan (Deb) O'Leary, and Terry (Cindy) O'Leary; his 7 beloved grandchildren, Kelcie, Peter, and Mikaila Salvo, Justin, Tyler, Corbin, and Joshua Georgen; his great-granddaughter, Henley James Schwenkner; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis O'Leary.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, with Fr. Timothy Renz officiating. Entombment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Friday at the FUNERAL HOME.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jerry's name may be made to the Rock County Cancer Coalition, P.O. Box 2092, Janesville, WI 53547-2092; to ECHO, 65 S. High St., Janesville, WI 53545, or www.echojanesville.org; or to the Agrace Hospice Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl pkwy., Madison, WI 53711, or at www.agrace.org/donate
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Service

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Timothy Renz
  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Address
    1827 N. Washington St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Reception

    Location
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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Rkenn23@yahoo.com

Posted at 02:02pm
My thoughts and prayers to Jerry, his family and friends. Jerry and I go back to the 60s. Worked and golfed with Jerry. Jerry was a good man and will missed. Rich Kennedy Palmetto Florida
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Nick Chapin & Joe Herriage

Posted at 01:28pm
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Jerry & Bonnie Blum

Posted at 11:18am
A friend, a class-mate, an all American Classic guy. Jerry loved cars. Especially cars from the 60's. We had good times together when we would meet up . Our condolence to Bonnie and the O'Leary family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry will be missed.
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Nancy Schwenkner

Posted at 07:58pm
Bonnie and Family, My deepest condolences to you all upon Jerry's passing. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. ~Nancy Schwenkner
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Julie Cousin(Schwenkner)

Posted at 05:46pm
Bonnie - I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you and everyone during this sad time.
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