Julio "Chico" Pellegrini

Born: Tue., Nov. 24, 1925
Died: Fri., Nov. 14, 2014


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Location: Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home- Witt Location

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Location: St. Louis Catholic Church

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Nokomis, Illinois


Julio “Chico” Pellegrini of Nokomis passed away Friday, November 13, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital Springfield, IL.

Julio the son of Giovanni and Eliza(Pollacci) Pellegrini was born November 24, 1925 in Pana, Illinois.  Julio is survived by his wife Rosalyn(Perry) Pellegrini of Nokomis, married in 1949, a son Perry of Nokomis a son Jeff and wife Kristine Pellegrini of Big Bear Lake, CA. 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by  two sons John Joseph in 1950 and Rick in 2010. Ricks widow Jayne and family continue to be valued members of his family.

Chico graduated from high school at the age of 16. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 during WWII. He retired from the U.S. Postal service in 1988 after 33 years as a letter carrier.  He was a member of the Nokomis Lions club for over 40 years, member of the Waples/Bauer Post 94 Nokomis  American Legion and Nokomis Sportsmans Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting and the consumption thereof.  He was very involved in numerous sports, coaching little league and pony league baseball.  He coached basketball at St. Louis parochial school for approximately 12 years. He was fortunate to have several outstanding athletes. His last 2 years going 38-1 and then going undefeated his last season 19-0.

Funeral mass will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis with burial in Calvary Cemetery Nokomis.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Memorials are suggested to St. Louis School. Send condolences to stiehldawsonfh.com. 

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Joanie Saatkamp Moscardelli
   Posted Sun November 16, 2014
Jeff and family sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family with be in my prayers

Amie Pellegrini
   Posted Mon November 17, 2014


You have always watched out for us Grandpa, and I know you'll always watch over us. All my love, Amie and Erick

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