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Jesse Godinez

June 30, 1929 August 10, 2011
Jesse Godinez
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WEST PEORIA-Jesse Godinez, 82, of West Peoria, passed away at 5:52 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at his residence. He was born on June 30, 1929, in Wyanet, IL to Salvador and Petra Rojas Godinez. He married Helen Elaine Cooke on January 21, 1954, in Peoria. She survives. Jesse is also survived by one son, Jerry Godinez of Washington, IL; two daughters, Jane (Bob) Huprich of Peoria and Janet (Gary) Campbell of East Peoria; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Oscar Godinez of Peoria; and one sister, Delores Vasquez of Chicago. He was a retired iron worker working out of Local #112. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and its choir. Jesse was a Korean War Army veteran. He was an avid golfer and coached basketball and baseball in the Peoria area for many years. Jesse was a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2011, at St. Bernard Church with Rev. Christopher Layden officiating. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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