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Dennis Mellinger

May 28, 1944 — March 10, 2020

Dennis Mellinger, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

He was survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marlene Mellinger; children: Patricia Ann (Michael Douglas) Smith, Maria (Andy) Fischer, and Dennis Edward Mellinger; grand-children: Zoe, Meaghan, Teagan, Lennon, and Bridget Fischer, Anna Irene, and Michael Patrick Smith, Amanda Eboli, Brandon, and Dillon Mellinger; and three great-grandchildren; half-sister Marilyn Whitehurst.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Suzanne Mellinger; son: Charles Mellinger, and grandson, Matthew Smith.

Dennis is known for his wicked sense of humor, was a loving grandfather and enjoyed being a babysitter, and a life member of the American Legion Post 1080. He also enjoyed spending time with reading a good book.

Family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until chapel prayers at 10:35 a.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. Following chapel prayers, driving in procession to St. Anne Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Dennis will be laid to rest in St. Mary Nativity Cemetery in Crest Hill following mass.

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Visitation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Chapel Prayers

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Starts at 10:35 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Interment

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary Nativity Cemetery

Caton Farm Road, Joliet, IL 60403

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