Eugene E. Jenzen, age 86, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 9th, 2017

American_Flag_x300EUGENE E. JENZEN, age 86, of Lombard, died June 8 at Beacon Hill, Lombard, Illinois.

Mr. Jenzen is survived by his wife, Marguerita, nee Zielske; three children, Barbara DiRienzo, Sandra (Jim) Sullivan, and David (Julie) Jenzen; eight grandchildren, Tony DiRienzo, Nick (Mara) DiRienzo and Christine (Erik) Petersen, Shannon (Josh) Hedman and Kelli (Doug Rouse, Fiancé) Sullivan, and Michael, Steven, and Kaylee Jenzen; great-grandchildren, Penny and Dexter Hedman; his sister, Darlene (Charles) Wingard; brother-in-laws, Robert (Jackie) Zielske, William (Anita) Zielske, and the late Ronald (Maky) Zielske; many nephews and nieces; and many friends.

Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 16, at 10 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Eugene Erwin Jenzen was born on May 15, 1931 in Elmhurst, Illinois.  He was the son the Late Leslie Jenzen and Alice, nee Heinke.  His grandparents (Fredrick Heinke and Ella Geils) came to Lombard in the late 1800’s and lived on a farm at the corner of Grace and North Avenue (now the Lombard Lagoon).

He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church in Lombard.  Mr. Jenzen was a graduate of grade school at St. John’s, Glenbard West High School, and the Illinois Institute of Technology as an Electrical engineer.

Gene was a Veteran and served on the Aircraft Carrier, Hornet, during the Korean War.

He was an active member of St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, serving as chairman of congregation, financial secretary, and elder.  Gene’s parents and grandparents were members of St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church in Lombard.

Gene was employed for 45 years at Syntronic Instruments, Inc. of Addison as Electrical Engineer and Vice President of Engineering.  His most challenging project was designing a part for the camera that went to the Moon and transmitted pictures back to Earth.

Gene enjoyed gardening, fixing things, anything with regard to engineering and spending time with his grandchildren.

Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.


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