Jerry Nelson Letanosky

May 6, 2015

Jerry Nelson Letanosky, 79, of Frankfort passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015 in his home.  He was born on November 19, 1935 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Hospital in Lynch, KY to John J. and Laura (Lunsford) Letanosky.  He married Marinell Fields on June 20, 1959 and she survives.

Jerry was a 1954 Graduate of Lynch High School where he was a member of the 4 time Lynch Golden Bulldogs State Champion football team and a member of the band.  From high school, he was recruited by Paul “Bear” Bryant and played a season of football for the University of Kentucky.  He then served as a Sergeant in the 11th Airborne “Angels” in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.  He also served in the Army Reserve until 1962.  Jerry worked for Peter Paul in Frankfort, Streamline Trailers in Thorntown and Aristocrat Trailers in Frankfort.  He was the owner and operator of Clinton County Insulation and also owned and operated Town and Country Glass & Door Pro from 1991 to 2013 when he sold the business and retired.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, enjoyed creating stained glass art, and was an avid golfer.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Goodwin Chapel, 200 South Main Street, Frankfort. Memorial donations may be made in Jerry’s honor to the First Nazarene Church World Missions or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife Marinell are his Sons: John Michael Letanosky of Frankfort and Mark Nelson Letanosky of Avon Lake, OH; Sister: Laura Burns of Marietta, GA; Grandchildren: Kristin Lynn Frye, Samantha Loraine Letanosky, Anna Marie Letanosky and Brooklyn Dakota Letanosky; Great-Grandchildren: Gabriella, Danielle, Justin, Zoe, and William.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 granddaughters: Madison & Josie Letanosky.


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21 Condolences for “Jerry Nelson Letanosky”

  1. Donna Henderson Thomas May 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Prayers & much love for the family. Heaven is having a party to celebrate his arrival.

  2. Stacy Slabaugh May 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out for the entire Letanosky family. May you rest in peace, Jerry.

  3. David Burns May 7, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Uncle Jerry, you have left us way to early. Tell Papaw, Mamaw and the boys I said hi. What a family reunion your having now. Nothing but an eternity of good times ahead for you.

  4. Eddie Behr May 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Marineil, I am so sorry about Jerry, he was always one of my favorite cousins. I’m looking forward to seeing you on Sat. I have been praying for you and your family since Vicki delivered the bad news to me yesterday. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call me. My phone number is 765-891-9193. Again, I’am sorry and will see you Saturday.

  5. Dick & Janet Gray May 7, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless, Dick & Janet Gray.

  6. Vicki Robley May 7, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    My condolences to Marinell, John and Mark. I loved Jerry. What a great cousin. RIP Jerry you will be missed. Love all the Letanosky’s. Prayers to all the family.

  7. Anita Ulery May 7, 2015 at 11:10 pm


    So sorry to hear about your dad. Just wanted you to know that I care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Anita Ulery

  8. Margaret (Saltess) Porter May 8, 2015 at 12:55 am

    So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I went to L.H.S. and have so many memories of him. May he rest in peace and Gods blessings to his family.

  9. Rick HOLUB May 8, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Hey mark sorry to here about your dad I was wondering what you had been up to I hadn’t seen your car at the house . We’re going to be going thru the same thing soon with are dad he has lung cancer were going to talk to doctor tonight. Take care of the family and get ahold of me when your back in town. Take care

  10. Trace McGarey May 8, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Marinell, John & Mark…

    I am sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. He’s lost a battle here but has claimed a huge victory in the big war. Blessings on your family today and throughout the coming days as you must make sudden decisions and adjustments. Love to you all…Trace

  11. Gary Sexton May 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Jerry. I was very glad to have known you and Jerry from the nights at the “Y.”

    Yours Truly

    Gary Sexton

  12. Danny and Patsy Russell May 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Our prayers go out to the entire family. Jerry was such a great guy. Although distance could not permit frequent visits, my childhood memories are filled with good times and visits from Jerry and Marinell. I regret that Patsy and I are not able to be with you at this time. I hope to see you soon. May God bless and comfort this wonderful family.

  13. Keith Riegelsberger May 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    hi Mark. My prayers and sympathy go out to you, your mom and your entire family. May he rest in peace. after so many years of hearing about him I am so glad I finally got to meet him.

  14. Walter and Donna Marshall May 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    So sorry for the family’s loss. He was a good man. He loved his family all his life. He will be remembered by his family and friends.

  15. Kim Letanosky May 9, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Marinell, John, Mark, and many other family members, so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a wonderful person for the short time I knew him. There will be many fond memories that we shared that I will treasure. I’m so glad I got to know him….

  16. Alan Hester May 9, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Mrs. Letanosky, Mark and John,

    My deepest sympathies at this time as Mr. Letanosky has left you to be with our Lord. I’ve been praying for you all, that the Holy Spirit will comfort you. I’m so sorry I was not able to make it back for the services.

    I have great memories of Mr. Letanosky. When I think of him, I think of kind and gentle man who always made feel valued and welcomed. Mark, I’ll always remember the time he took us to the Purdue VS UCLA football game and took us into the UCLA locker room. I’ve told my kids about that day and how kind he was.

    God bless you all,

    Alan Hester

  17. Meredith Potter May 10, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    John, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Shirley and Carl Romey May 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Marinell, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.
    Shirley and Carl Romey

  19. Carol Surface May 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Marinell, John, and Mark,

    I just learned of Jerry’s passing this morning. I’m so sorry for all of you. Jerry was one of my favorite people! I hope you’re all able to find peace knowing he’s out of pain and with the Lord…….and probably catching up with Bob! 🙂 My thoughts are with all of you!

  20. Robert & Lisa Letanosky May 15, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Marinell if there is anything you can think of we can do please do not hesitate to call. Love you all.

  21. Carolé Reed-Talbert & Robin B. Reed & Family August 3, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    SINCERLY, Sister Carolé Reed-Talbrrt ~♡~

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