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Jonathan R. Valadez

November 27, 1979 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 38)
Jonathan R. Valadez, 38, passed away at home on Jan. 29, 2018. He is survived by his mother (Pamela), his grandmother (Helen Rueffer), and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, John Valadez. Jonathan was a loyal friend and loved by many all over the country. He often said he was born in the wrong decade. He loved the 70's - the culture, clothes, music, and especially the land yachts from Lincoln and Ford. By age 21, he owned 25 cars, usually 2-4 at a time. Jonathan attended Wyo-tech, graduated in 1999, and became a Volvo technician. He returned to the University of Wyoming in 2002 to further his education. He later attended Western Illinois University, earning a degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, all while teaching his millennial schoolmates about the 70's. Returning from college, Jon had a stint with an import repair shop and was bitten by the vintage Mercedes bug. He soon had a couple of them in his stable. Jon enjoyed kayaking with friends in western Illinois, car shows, collecting and building model cars, and the model car club. He also enjoyed wrenching on cars and political discussions. He loved his German Shepherds. He talked to anyone about anything, often listening to his friends' issues, and offering advice. Jonathan was loved and will be missed by many. Visitation will be Sat. March 17th at 9:00a.m. until the 10:00 mass at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 410 N. First St. in Cary. In lieu of flowers, a go fund me page has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-jonathan-valadez To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jonathan R. Valadez please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

MAR 17. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

410 First St

Cary, IL

Funeral Mass

MAR 17. 10:00 AM

St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

410 First St

Cary, IL

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