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Julius J. Jankauskis

January 11, 1928 — March 30, 2024

Albuquerque, NM

Julius J. Jankauskis, age 96, passed away peacefully at his son Steven’s home in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, March 30, 2024, with family by his side. Julius was born January 11, 1928, in Chicago to the late Peter and Veronica Jankauskis. He grew up in the Roseland neighborhood where he met and then married his wife Gloria Strapazzon in 1962. Julius and Gloria raised their family in Dolton, then later moved to Frankfort, where Julius lived until moving west to Albuquerque in 2020.


An avid bowler his entire life, Julius proudly bowled on a team with three generations of his family including his son Jim and grandson Joshua. He also cherished being a member of the choir of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Frankfort for 26 years, and at Queen of Apostles in Riverdale many years prior to moving to Frankfort.


Julius is survived by his son Jim and his wife Vivian, son Steven and his husband James Tapia; sister Anne Petriekis; grandchildren Joshua Jankauskis, Heather Lamber, and Nick Lamber and his wife Lisa; great-grandson Finnegan Lamber; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Julius was preceded in death by his wife Gloria, his parents Peter and Veronica, Gloria’s parents Albert and Constance Strapazzon, his siblings Martha Jankauskis, John and Lois Jankauskis, and Eddie and Ruby Jankauskis; and brother-in-law Tony Petriekis.


Julius’ family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Ambercare Hospice of Albuquerque and his private caregiver Viola Baca who helped care for him, making his wish to remain home possible. The family asks in lieu of flowers, to please consider making a donation in memory of Julius to Ambercare Hospice of Albuquerque, or the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Sunday, April 7th, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Funeral service, Monday, April 8th, 2024 with prayers at the funeral home at 11:00 AM and then to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423 for a Mass of Christian Buial at 11:30 AM. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421 at 1:30 PM.
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Sunday, April 7, 2024

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, April 8, 2024

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Monday, April 8, 2024

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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421

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