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Marilyn Jakaitis

August 28, 1931 — March 28, 2023

Commerce City, CO

Marilyn M. Jakaitis (nee Roubik), age 91, formerly of Chicago’s south side Mt. Greenwood neighborhood passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Beloved wife of 57 years to the love of her life the late Leo J. Jakaitis, retired CPD.  Loving mother of Karen (Ronald) Harms and to the late Michael “Jake” retired CFD (Cathie) Jakaitis.  Grandmother to Michael, Katherine, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Great-grandmother to Jaxon and Landon.  Daughter to the late Matthew and Mae (nee Pavlik) Roubik.  Sister to the late Matthew “Mick” retired CPD (late Marilyn) Roubik, late Patricia (late Steve) Crenshaw, late Barbara (late Wilbert) Hechler, late Deanna (late George) Vanko, Carol “Charlotte” Roubik, Emil “Bud” retired CPD (Gale) Roubik and Julie Ann (late Chester “Duke”) Kowalski.  Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Marilyn’s life journey started on the south side of Chicago on Western Ave. in the “Back of the Yards” neighborhood.  It was here she met her two best friends, Lorraine and Lucy.  Then it was “love at first sight” when she met Leo, and they married at Ft. Campbell, KY on August 18, 1950.  She had her two children in West Lawn and then moved on to Mt. Greenwood.  When Leo retired, they moved to Ft. Myers, FL for 19 years. Due to Leo’s health issues, they moved to Colorado to be near their daughter.  After Leo passed, she traveled back to Illinois and Florida to visit relatives and friends.   Marilyn loved to read, do crosswords, was an exceptional beautician, and following in her mother’s footsteps a fantastic cook.  We would like to thank the staff of The Gardens of St. Elizabeth in Denver, Park Regency Memory Care in Thornton and Denver Hospice for their care, compassion and respect given to our loved one.

A private inurnment at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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