A Virtual Cemetery created by Diane

Joliet Memorial Stadium

Joliet Memorial Stadium was built in 1951 and is dedicated to Joliet residents who fought in World Wars I and II as well as the Korean Conflict. The facility built originally for the purpose of hosting high school and college football as well as track and field events, became the home to UARA midget auto racing in May of 1952. Walt Weineke took the first checkered flag and some of the best drivers in the country raced each Saturday night of the summer there until August 30, 1986, when Dennis Devea crossed the finish line as the last winner ever at Joliet Memorial Stadium.

17 memorials
 William E “Bill” Barnes
No grave photo

William E “Bill” Barnes

13 Feb 1928 – 24 Jun 2017

Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Gary Bettenhausen
No grave photo

Gary Bettenhausen

18 Nov 1941 – 16 Mar 2014

Race Car Driver. He was a member of a racing...

Unknown
 Melvin Eugene “Tony” Bettenhausen, Sr

Melvin Eugene “Tony” Bettenhausen, Sr

12 Sep 1916 – 12 May 1961

Race Car Driver. Nicknamed the ‘Tinley Park...

Tinley Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Russell Burdette “Ram” Carter, Jr

Russell Burdette “Ram” Carter, Jr

7 Dec 1931 – 13 Nov 2016

Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Dennis Ray “Denny” Cullick
No grave photo

Dennis Ray “Denny” Cullick

11 Jan 1946 – 1 Feb 2016

Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Ronald Edward Giampaolo

Ronald Edward Giampaolo

29 Jan 1944 – 16 Jan 2012

Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Robert Daniel “Dan” Gurney, Sr
No grave photo

Robert Daniel “Dan” Gurney, Sr

26 Jun 1940 – 26 May 2017

Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Danny Kladis
No grave photo

Danny Kladis

10 Feb 1917 – 26 Apr 2009

Merrillville, Lake County, Indiana, USA

 James Elliott “Jim” McClean
No grave photo

James Elliott “Jim” McClean

26 Feb 1945 – 11 Feb 2017

Braceville, Grundy County, Illinois, USA

 Henry T. Pens
No grave photo

Henry T. Pens

11 Mar 1940 – 10 Apr 1971

Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Peter A. Polesel, Jr

Peter A. Polesel, Jr

25 Aug 1924 – 10 Nov 2003

Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Anthony “Tony Saylor” Suligoy

Anthony “Tony Saylor” Suligoy

13 Jun 1918 – 15 Oct 2007

Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Robert George “Tat” Tattersall

Robert George “Tat” Tattersall

27 Jul 1924 – 27 Oct 1971

Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA

 Warren Wray “Newt” White

Warren Wray “Newt” White

20 Oct 1933 – 17 Apr 2014

Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Patrick Carl “Pat” Wilda
No grave photo

Patrick Carl “Pat” Wilda

25 Nov 1981 – 30 Jan 2015

Minooka, Grundy County, Illinois, USA

 Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Wilhelmi

Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Wilhelmi

11 Apr 1928 – 8 Feb 2000

Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA

 Aaron Ray Willis
No grave photo

Aaron Ray Willis

16 Apr 1934 – 1 Jan 2018

Braidwood, Will County, Illinois, USA

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