Maynard P. Tondini, 81, of Villa Grove died on August 4, 2021 at the Carle Foundation Hospital.
Maynard was born on September 3, 1939 to Pete and Amanda Tondini in Fairfield, IL. He was married to Sara C. Tondini who died on August 6, 2021.
He is survived by three children, Scott Pietro Tondini of Miami, FL, Heather Tondini of Carbondale, IL, and Steve Tondini (Melinda DelRossi) of Savoy; two grandchildren, Brendan McGovern of Chicago, IL and Sara Tondini (Alex Simpson) of Champaign, IL; and one great-grandchild, Leona Simpson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Amanda Tondini.
Maynard grew up helping his father farm near Villa Grove. His mechanical abilities fed his desire to build and create, especially cars. As a teenager and through his twenties, he worked at several local car dealerships where he honed his skills as a premier auto body repair specialist. He eventually opened his own automotive repair and restoration shop which he operated for over 35 years.
Maynard had a legendary personality paired with an incredible sense of humor. He lived life more than to the fullest. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met and especially those that knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed by all.
A visitation for Maynard will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the Joines Funeral Home (Villa Grove). A graveside service and burial will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
Memorial contributions may be made in Maynard’s honor to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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