Friday, September 23, 2011

LeRoy C. Jenkins

LeRoy C. Jenkins, age 81, passed away September 23, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan Medical Center in Racine. LeRoy was born in Warren, IL, on February 27, 1930, son of the late LeRoy C. and Valeria (nee: Slauson) Jenkins.

On December 15, 1951, he was united in marriage to Jeannine Vandervort, who preceded him in death, July 12, 1987. He married Suzanne Stirle in September 1993. LeRoy owned and operated the Godske Company and Laundry Center for many years. Lee was past President of the local NRA chapter and an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne; his children, David (Rondi) Jenkins, Steve (Terri) Jenkins and Rory Jenkins; his grandchildren, Daniel (Veronica) Jenkins, Becky (Chris) Guendel, Erin Jenkins, Elizabeth Jenkins, Christopher Jenkins and Patrick Jenkins; step-children Michael Stirle, Michelle (Randy) Eschman and Erik Stirle; his step-grandchildren, Emily Eschman, Allison Eschman, Miranda Stirle and Mallory Stirle; his sister, Nancy (Dan) Hershberger of IL; brother, Robert (Mieko) Jenkins of KY; sisters-in-law, Martha Jenkins and Jan Jenkins, both of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harvey Jenkins and Richard Jenkins; and his sister, Caroline Palm.

Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11:30 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make Memorials to the American Lung Association or a charity of your choice.

The family is grateful for the extraordinary caring and professional medical attention provided by everyone at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to all of Uncle Lee's family members. It is never easy to say good-by, but rest assured his memories will be with you always. My deepest symphanies to all of you. Niece and Cousin-Debbie