Virginia Lee "Genny" (Underly) Jastrzebski

Born: Tue., Mar. 28, 1944
Died: Tue., Jul. 2, 2013

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Virginia Lee Jastrzebski

March 28, 1944 – July 2, 2013



Virginia Lee “Genny” Jastrzebski, 69, of South Bend died Tuesday, July 2nd in Golden Living – Fountainview, Mishawaka. Genny was born March 28, 1944 in South Bend to the late Evelyn (Blankert) and Otto Underly and was a lifetime area resident. On May 29, 1976 in South Bend she married William Jastrzebski who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Tammy Campbell (Ray), Annette Klimek (Brad) and Kimberly Hess all of South Bend and Connie Hess of Ft. Wayne, IN; nine grandchildren, William Campbell (Allison), Elizabeth Campbell, Katie Davey (Nick), Kelsey and Andy Klimek, Lindsey and Brittney Marvin, and Jeremy and Jeffrey Dew; two great-grandchildren, Makenna and Grady Davey; and two brothers, Robert Underly (Jan) of San Benito, TX and Jim Underly (Barbara) of Elkhart, IN. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Hess and a brother, Otto Underly, Jr.


For many years Genny worked as a Pharmacy Technician at the former Gerard’s Pharmacy and the Mar-Main Pharmacy, both of South Bend.


Private family services will be held. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 521 N. William St. is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Virginia's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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   Posted Tue July 02, 2013
I love you Genny, thank you for everything.

Renee McKim
   Posted Tue July 02, 2013
Genny is one truly remarkable woman, mother and grandmother and she touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with with her kindness, laugh and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Boen Family
   Posted Wed July 03, 2013
Our family moved into "the hood" in 1991. We would find small welcome items left on our doorstep, and on Easter, our children would find that the Easter Bunny had visited them sometime in the early morning. Genny and Bill, who were then fondly known to our family as "Grandpa Bill and Grandma Genny" along with their family, made us feel so welcome. The kindness and love from Grandma Genny's family over the next 15 years will always remain in our hearts and cherished. Thank you Grandpa Bill, Kim, Lindsey, and Brittney for sharing her life with us. All our love, Duane, Mecheal, Brandy, Korii, Rubeka, Jared, and Jewelianna Boen.

Jim and Barb Underly
   Posted Wed July 03, 2013

Bill and girls: We will always love and remember Genny. Sister and
sister -in-law. Our prayers are with you. Love, Jim and Barb

David and Jane Underly
   Posted Sat July 06, 2013
We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the entire Jastrzebski and Underly families. We were saddened to learn of Genny's passing.

Although this is a very difficult time right now, as time passes, the initial loss will subside and be replaced by fond and loving memories of Virginia.

We will keep all of you in our prayers but most especially Genny.

Sincerely, Dave and Jane Underly

John and Rosemary Hess
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Genny was a fun-loving and caring person, and I was very sorry to hear that she had passed. Though I had not seen her in a long while, when our paths did cross, we always spoke and shared memories. May God bless her and her family.

Kari Underly
   Posted Fri December 13, 2013
I am so sad to hear of this news. Ginny was the best and I will always miss her laugh, warmth and patience. God Speed.

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