Alexander Stanley Wrobleski Jr.

May 8, 1927 – April 5, 2014

Alexander Stanley Wrobleski, Jr.
Alexander Stanley Wrobleski, Jr.

Al Wrobleski was born on May 8, 1927, to Alexander and Nellie Wrobleski in Chicago. He died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his home in Byron.

He was the third child born to their union and was preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Flo and brother Wally.

Al joined the Marine Corps on July 23, 1945, during World War II and was honorably discharged on Aug. 20, 1946. He married the love of his life, Irene Rose Sulima, on March 31, 1951. They recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary. Three children were born to their union, Lydia Velasquez, Pam Mooney (Joe) and Debbie Ontiveros (Joe). He was also the proud grandfather of Tina Castillo, Joey Mannion, Amanda Velasquez, Joe and Kimmy Mooney, Patricia Cerpa, John Filipek and Joe, Christine and Matthew Ontiveros. Al was also the great-grandfather of 21 children and great-great grandfather of three children.

He loved bowling, hunting, fishing and sitting in his “green chair” watching wrestling.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Burlington Community Church on Sunday, April 20, 2014, which is Resurrection Day, at 11 a.m. A flag presentation by the United States Marine Corps will take place. Condolences may be sent to the family online at


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