October 23, 1936 ~ October 23, 2019

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Donald John “DJ” Jelinski, 83, passed away Oct. 23, 2019. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Jelinski; children, Randall (Theresa) Jelinski of Pueblo, Kimberly Jelinski of Houston, Texas and Steven (Isabelle) Jelinski of McLean, Va.; sisters, Camille Michalski and Geri Wegrzyn; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. DJ was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Chicago, Ill. Being a true patriot, he proudly served in the US Army. DJ was in the restaurant business for over 50 years, starting in Alamosa, Colo. He was the original owner/operator of DJ’s Steakhouse in Pueblo, retiring in 2015.
Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Walking Stick Golf Course Clubhouse.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B10, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 or New Century Hospice, 1320 Fortino Blvd., Suite C, Pueblo, CO 81008. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Donald John "DJ" Jelinski's name.

American Cancer Society

1599 Clifton Rd
NE Atlanta, GA
(800) 227-2345
http://www.cancer.org

St. Jude Children's Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN
(800) 822-6344
https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. I spent so much time in your home growing up. Don was always so kind and caring to me. I know you’ll all miss him terribly. I’m sending love and prayers.

  2. CandleImageSending our love to the whole family. He was a lot of fun to be around. Sorry he’s not with us anymore. Don Rabbit & Wendie

  3. CandleImageI am so sorry to learn of DJ passing away. Doug and I enjoyed many wonderful times in the restaurant with DJ, Betty, Randy and Terri. Lots of delicious food. My love to all of the family. Kathy Wise (Doug Stauffer’s wife)

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