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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Monday September 19th, 2022
2:00pm - 7:00pm

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Jeffery David Chonko

Jeffery David Chonko, age 48, of  Wauseon, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  He was born October 18, 1973 in Toledo, Ohio to Dave and Sheila (Marlatt) Chonko.  Jeff attended Swanton High School and graduated second in his class at Penta in 1992.  He went on to attend Lineman school and landed a job with Consumers Energy. His career suited him well because from a young age, Jeff was climbing practically everything.  At work he was known for his strong work ethic and was given the nickname “Eagle Eye”.

Jeff was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and was a Jack of All Trades. Whatever you needed done, Jeff could fix it.  He was a weather enthusiast predicting storms and their outcomes.  Jeff enjoyed shooting guns, listening to 80’s music, and he loved being around the water and boating. You could count on Jeff when you were in need of a helping hand. 

Left to cherish Jeff’s memory are his parents, Dave and Sheila Chonko; daughters, Natasha Chonko (Tyler Lockwood) and Riley Chonko; grandchild, Creedan Chonko; brother, Greg (Erin) Chonko; niece, Megan Chonko; nephews, Thomas, Jacob and Joshua Chonko; close friend, Debra Purdy; his girlfriend, Jammie Hendricks and “His Boy”, Toby.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 19th from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton.

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

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A candle was lit in memory of Jeffery Chonko

Wayne Huyghe Sep 20 2022 1:08 PM

Etending my deepest sympathy to Jeff's family and friends.

Bob Vasko Sep 20 2022 8:04 AM

I accidently found my cousin Jeffery's obituary on his visitation day. The last time I saw him when we were both very young. I remember him being so sweet, kind and silly. My heart is broken some for the distance of our families. I am so sorry Uncle Dave and Aunt Sheila. I can't seem to stop sobbing for loss of relationship, the memories or our families together during the holidays. I am grateful for the video montage as a peek at my cousins life and his legacy. Tears going to to those who know and loved him.

Nancy Chonko Buchanan Sep 19 2022 4:33 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Jeff and also adopted one of my four legged babies (Jake) from him. Jeff always had a smile and a kind word . . . a few smart-ass ones as well. My deepest sympathy to Jeff's family. He is one of the good ones.

Tami Opalek Sep 19 2022 1:53 PM

Sheila, Dave and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. My mind is playing memories of when we were young playing together.
This is an incredible hard time for you, I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane Leslie - Perry Sep 19 2022 1:31 AM

To Dave & Sheila, and Greg, my heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories with Jeff. Sending love and peace to all of you.

Rita Cote Sep 19 2022 12:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeffery Chonko

Greg Seigneur Sep 18 2022 4:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeffery Chonko

Pip Smith Sep 18 2022 3:54 PM

I will always cherish all of the fun times we had together. As we always said, "Everything Happens For A Reason" Until we meet again my friend RIP

Sheryl Adkins Sep 18 2022 11:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeffery Chonko

You weren't supposed to drag up before me. God must have needed someone to keep the lights on in Heaven . If i get there someday I will be proud to throw my tools on the truck with you again. Rest in peace brother . Rob Cobb Sep 18 2022 7:20 AM

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