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Wayne Jalensky Print E-mail

Dec. 15, 1952 - Oct. 28, 2013

Wayne Jalensky, 60, Wild Rose, formerly of Kenosha, passed away peacefully at his residence with his family by his side on Oct. 28, 2013.

Wayne was born in Kenosha on Dec. 15, 1952, the son of Walter and Muriel Jalensky. He was educated in Kenosha schools graduating from Mary D. Bradford High School “Class of 1970”. Wayne was united in marriage to the former Mary Olson in Kenosha on Sept. 7, 1974. Along with his brother Dennis, Wayne owned and operated Jalensky Sports Center and later with his brother, Greg. Wayne retired in 1999, relocating with his family to Wild Rose. He was employed with the Wild Rose School District as a custodian until his retirement in 2011.

Wayne lived for hunting and fishing and was a master in photography especially photos of nature and the scenic outdoors. He could always be found with a camera and was known for his exceptional quality photos, especially taking great pride in wedding and class photography.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 39 years: Mary, Wild Rose; son: Steven (Amanda) Jalensky; his “Little Buddy” the love of his life: his grandson, Levi, LaCrosse; daughter: Tara Jalensky, Wild Rose; and his mother: Muriel Jalensky, Kenosha. He is further survived by his brothers: James (Kathy), Dennis (Laurie), Greg (Denise); and one sister: Diane (Mark) Gibbs.

Wayne is further survived by his nephews: David (Anna), Scott, Nick, Ben and Jake; along with other relatives and many dear friends in Kenosha, Racine, and Wild Rose. He was preceded in death by his father: Walter. He will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege and honor of knowing him.

Wayne’s memorial mass will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 8611 State Hwy. 54, Almond on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jim Trempe officiating and Deacon Rich Zietlow assisting. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until mass time at 10:30 a.m. Wayne will be laid to rest in a private ceremony following services.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Wayne in a special way may direct memorials to the family.

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