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5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Michael Jesse

Michael Patrick Jesse Sr.

Wednesday, May 5th, 1954 - Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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Michael P. Jesse, Sr., 64, formerly of Winthrop Harbor, IL, late of Pleasant Prairie, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Chicago, IL, on May 5, 1954, he was the son of Thomas and Ruth (Sullivan) Jesse. He was educated in the schools of Chicago. On February 19, 1983, he married Joan M. Lepscier in Oak Forest, IL.
Mike honorably served his country for 20 years with the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy before retiring from Great Lakes Naval Base on March 31, 1999. After retirement from the Navy, he worked as a financial programmer and trainer for various companies.
He enjoyed golfing, playing poker, traveling, and supporting his favorite Chicago sports teams.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Jesse of Pleasant Prairie; three children, Michael (Bambi Johnson) Jesse, Jr. of Antioch, IL, Ryan (Reilly Michaelson) Jesse of Wauconda, IL, and Christine (fiancé Glenn Morris) Jesse of Kenosha; his mother, Ruth Jesse of Chicago; three brothers, Thomas (MaryAnn) Jesse of Chicago, Kevin (Linda) Jesse of Hoffman Estates, IL, and David (Sandy) Jesse of Chicago; two sisters, Jeri (Tom) Duddy of Streamwood, IL, and Karen (Nick) Calarco of Oak Forest, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jesse; and brother, Patrick Jesse.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Saturday, January 19th, at Bonnie Brook Golf Course, 2800 N. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60087, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. with military honors being performed at 2:00 p.m.
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Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Bonnie Brook Golf Course
    2800 N. Lewis Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60087
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    Military honors will be performed at 2:00 p.m.


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Sympathy and prayers for the family cherish the relationship of father and son Love Dannie and Kelly McDonald

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I read about the death of your love one. I'm sorry for your loss. Death is something that we cannot sever, but love and memories last forever. May the God of "tender mercies and all comfort continue to surround you at this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. God wants to give you peace that surpasses all thought. Philippians 4:6.

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Posted at 09:36pm
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan
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Sent with love and remembrance. Uncle Mike always gave his time to share his knowledge of life with his nephews Zach and Adam.
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