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Joseph S. Rebolitti

Published: Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Joseph S. Rebolitti, 95, of Dixon, formerly of Buffalo Grove, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. 

Joseph was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Chicago, the son of Anthony and Jenny (Lascherda) Rebolitti. He married Lorrayne Emerson on Sept. 11, 1949, in Chicago. She preceded him in death in 1993. 

Joseph loved his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and dancing with his wife. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II and was honored to participate in the recent Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. Joseph was a volunteer at KSB Hospital in Dixon, CGH Medical Center in Sterling, and the Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon. He sold bingo cards at the Elks Club and enjoyed yard work and making special pumpkins for his friends and family for Halloween.

Survivors include two daughters, Jolene (the late Hal) Moroney of Dixon, and Linnea (Dale) Rietow of Mundelein; four grandchildren, Kirsten (Tim) Crawford, Marc (Melissa) Feit, both of Dixon, Eric (Marianne) Rietow of Plainfield, and Bret Rietow of Chicago; seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Ashley, and Jordyn Crawford, Bryce and Brady Feit, and Addison and Jaxson Rietow; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, John, Mike, Harry, and Louis; and three sisters, Murphy, Millie, and Louise.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Vincent Marrandino, director of pastoral care at KSB Hospital in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

A memorial has been established.

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