OBITUARY

Donald George Jenks Sr.

July 6, 1936January 3, 2021

Donald George Jenks, Sr., age 84 of Haslett, passed away on Jan. 3, 2021. He was born on July 6, 1936 in Lansing.

He served in the Korean War, then worked for 40 years for the City of East Lansing Public Works Department.

Husband of Sharon Jean (née Clark) for 64 years. Father of Debbie (Mike Fenelon) Jenks, Susan (Dan Pline) Jenks and Donald George Jenks, Jr. Grandfather of Lindsey (Jordan) Hager, Travis Pline and Brityn Jenks. Great-grandfather of Monroe Jae Hager. Brother of Carolyn (Phil) Foster, Kathy Rinehart, Linda Tropf, Larry Jenks, Marilyn (Gary) Fish, Jerry Dan Jenks and Chris Jenks. Son of the late Ben and Millie Jenks. Brother of the late Bill Jenks and Butch Jenks. Also survived by special neighbors, Pat and Heidi Dalton and John and Cheryl Veresh; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Gorsline Runciman East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River, East Lansing, Sunday 2-6 p.m. Due to Covid, services will be held privately on Monday.

Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.greastlansing.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Donald Jenks, Jr.
  • Jerry Dan Jenks
  • Chris Jenks
  • Travis Pline
  • Art Trelstad
  • Jim Joy
  • Mike Joy
  • Larry Jenks
  • DONATIONS

  • Charity of the Donor's Choice

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 10, 2021

Memories

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Jeffrey Cwiek

January 10, 2021

My condolences are with all family and friends of Don. He always had a friendly word at work and was great to work with. I will miss him.
Jeffrey Cwiek

Teresa Lienhart

January 9, 2021

THIS MEMORY IS FROM MY MOM'S SURPRISE 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. WE WERE PLAYING MUSIC AND A BOB SEGER SONG WAS PLAYING. UNCLE DON SAID "THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG" (CAN'T REMEMBER THE SONG). WE DANCED TO THAT SONG. WILL ALWAYS HAVE THAT MEMORY WITH ME. RIP!

Fred Schworer

January 7, 2021

In rememberance of Donald Jenks:
I worked next to Don at the City of East Lansing for many years. His knowledge of Public Service Operations was exceptional. He was always there to help if needed. Don will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Fred Schworer

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Biography

Donald George Jenks, Sr., age 84 of Haslett, passed away on Jan. 3, 2021. He was born on July 6, 1936 in Lansing.

He served in the Korean War, then worked for 40 years for the City of East Lansing Public Works Department.

Husband of Sharon Jean (née Clark) for 64 years. Father of Debbie (Mike Fenelon) Jenks, Susan (Dan Pline) Jenks and Donald George Jenks, Jr. Grandfather of Lindsey (Jordan) Hager, Travis Pline and Brityn Jenks. Great-grandfather of Monroe Jae Hager. Brother of Carolyn (Phil) Foster, Kathy Rinehart, Linda Tropf, Larry Jenks, Marilyn (Gary) Fish, Jerry Dan Jenks and Chris Jenks. Son of the late Ben and Millie Jenks. Brother of the late Bill Jenks and Butch Jenks. Also survived by special neighbors, Pat and Heidi Dalton and John and Cheryl Veresh; and many nieces and nephews.