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Services Friday for Leonard E. Jankowski, Jr.

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Leonard E. Jankowski Jr., age 68 of Chesterton, passed away on June 2, 2018 in Michigan City.

He was born on February 26, 1950 in Michigan City to Leonard E. Jankowski Sr. and Marie Jankowski, both of whom preceded him in death.

On August 9, 1980, he married Joann Dietrich Jankowski ,who survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by his children: Cherie (Brian) Gill of South Haven, IN, Sandy (Michael) Smith of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Leonard (Amber) Jankowski of Navarre, FL; his grandchildren: Devin, Mikaela, Blake, Alyssa, Lauryn, Madeline, Tyrra, Ella and Lylyn; his sisters, Carol (Steve) Krause of South Bend, IN, and Sharon Jankowski of Michigan City, IN; his fur babies, Zeus and Bailey; and many nieces and nephews.

Lenny owned and operated Memorial Monuments for many years. He was also a member of the Steel Workers Local 6787. He loved golfing, bowling, fishing, and playing bass guitar in his band.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 11 a.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Lorrayne Rizer officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fisher House Foundation for military and families, as Lenny has children and grandchildren currently serving. Donations may be mailed to: 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410, Rockville, MD, 20852.

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Posted 6/5/2018




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