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Jerome Paul Wendt

Jerome Paul Wendt, 77, of Cary, Illinois and formerly of Crystal Lake, Illinois, passed away December 17, 2021. Jerome was a longtime travel agent for Mr. Travel and served in the Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) for several years. He was a member of the literary group at the local community college. Jerome is survived by his brother John (Jeanne) Rakow; niece Jennifer Miller of Sunbury, Pennsylvania and Nephew Jeromy Rakow of Greenwood, Delaware and five great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Paul and Marguerite Wendt.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


If you wish to make a donation in memoriam of Jerome Paul Wendt, please follow the link for Gay Youth Outreach: www.centeronhalsted.org

Bert Jan 3 2022 10:03 AM

As readers or as writers we must manage the disappointment that many of the finest stories don't have sequels. Jerry was all three.

David Mason Dec 30 2021 2:33 PM

I've known Jerry for a great many years. He was an amazing man--honest,possessed of what could be a wicked, devastating wit, quick to forgive and with a heart that was kind, generous and outgoing. He was a writer, a poet,a movie watcher. He was my friend and I will miss him.----Dan Giallombardo

Dan Giallombardo Dec 30 2021 8:07 AM

Jerry was a long-time friend of mine--a fellow poet/writer and a movie watcher. I miss his wit and honesty.

Jan Bosman Dec 29 2021 1:42 PM

Jerry was an amazing man - a very talented writer, painter, with a kind heart, and will be missed by more than the few lines here imply.

Debbie Kitterman Dec 29 2021 11:36 AM