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Jeanette (Kozak) Jagiello

November 28, 1930 ~ November 28, 2012 (age 82)

Jeanette Jagiello (nee Kozak) of Miami Beach, formerly of Chicago, passed away at home on November 28th shortly after celebrating her 82nd birthday.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her beloved husband Walter E. Jagiello, well-known polka song writer and musician Li’l Wally. Jeanette and Wally produced and starred in a popular radio program in Chicago during the sixties where she was affectionately known as Polka Jeanette. Together, they owned and operated Jay Jay Records, producing and selling recordings by Wally and a number of other recording artists.

Jeanette is survived by her brother John, her sister Dorothy Flanagan (Terry), and her nephew Brian Gaden.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph’s in Miami Beach on Saturday, December 15th, at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider performing an act of kindness in memory of Jeanette.

Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home, Geneva, IL 630-232-8233


 Service Information

Funeral Service

St Joseph Catholic Church
8670 Byron Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33141


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