Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

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Jason Michael Jenks

January 10, 1974January 16, 2020

Jason Michael Jenks, Correctional Officer, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, 46, of Belleville, Illinois, born January 10, 1974, passed away, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his residence.

Jason was a graduate of Belleville Township High School West and attended Southwestern Illinois College. He proudly served the Sheriff’s Department for the past 18 years, in several capacities: including, an Auxiliary Deputy, Correctional Officer and Bailiff. Jason was honored as the 2016 St. Clair County Correctional Officer of the Year and numerous other accolades during his career. Jason was dedicated to serving others and helping his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. He also worked as a security officer for the Metro Link and several public events throughout the community. He was a member of the Masonic East Lodge 504, A.F & A.M., in Fairview Heights, the Ainad Shriners of Southern Illinois, the Blue Knights, the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, as well as being a Sergeant with the St. Clair County Auxiliary Deputy Association. Jason had many hobbies that included spending time with his family and friends, organizing events, detailing cars, riding motorcycles, and playing golf. He was a member of the Looking Glass Corvette Club and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan. He adored his faithful companion, his Doberman, Tyson. Jason never met a stranger and his laughter and infectious smile could light up a room. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Major Kenneth and May, nee Fredericks, Jenks, USAF, Ret.; his maternal grandparents, Edward and Amelia, nee Dressler, Mueth; his great aunts, Eugenia Zeilman and Dorothy Lauer; and his uncle, Barney Elser.

Surviving are his loving parents, Roger and Lynn, nee Mueth, Jenks, of Belleville, Illinois, his dear aunt and Godmother, LaVerne Elser, of Swansea, Illinois; his uncle and Godfather, Donald (Mary Lou) Mueth, of O’Fallon, Missouri; and numerous cousins, colleagues and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Shriners Hospital for Children, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Backstoppers, or the family. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 1201 Lebanon, Ave. Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: A mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Belleville, Illinois with Father Mark Reyling officiating. Committal services will follow at the chapel in Lake View Memorials Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 25, 2020


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Cindy Schmidt

January 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Jinks. I wanted to Share a memory of him with you. When Officer Jinks worked at Fun Spot years ago my daughter's Called him JJ. They looked forward to seeing him there and I did to because I knew they would be safe with him around. When ever one of them were going through a tough time he always listen to them and give them some good and positive advise that managed to put a smile back on there faces. As time went on him and I realized that we were also class mates in the same graduating class at Belleville West. Both of my daughter's kept in touch with him over the years and he always had a smile and kind words for us all. We will miss "J J" and his incredible attitude that encouraged many young people to fly right and wear there smiles proudly. God bless you all and we will keep you in our prayers.

Becky Choat

January 26, 2020

My condolences to Jason's parents. Praying for strength during these difficult times and days ahead. Jason touched so many people's life's. I have soamy treasured memories I'm which I will always hold close toy heart. I was blessed to be in Jason's life for the last 5 years. He meant the world to me. My life will not need the same without him. I will miss our time together, our texts every day to one another, and most of all, I am going to miss him. I loved him dearly. Please let me know of there is anything I can do to help. R.I.P. Babe. Until we meet again.

Kevin Eagan

January 25, 2020

Always luv when I partner up with Jason as Auxilitary deputy. I use joke with him who you don’t know. On personal note he help me and wife I was very Grateful for help .
Me and Jason almost share birthday which I never knew.
Go in Pease my fellow traveler , brother 🙏🏿
Blessed be

Latasha Miller

January 23, 2020

Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy and surrounding you with gentle care. Wishing you feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time. Also, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Michael Fredericks

January 23, 2020

Roger and Lynn,
I am very sorry for your loss. Jason must have been a truly remarkable and wonderful man.

Ray Renner

January 23, 2020

Our prayers go out to Roger and Lynn at this most difficult time. A person never expect to loose a child - it's just not the way things are supposed to be, but please take solace in knowing from the many testimonials, the impact that Jason had on so many peoples lives. My youngest Son also went to Queen of Peace and spoke many times about how great a guy Jason was. He will be missed. RIP Jason.

Brad Voellinger

January 22, 2020

I went to grade school with Jason. In my life, I have never met someone like him. He had not a single evil bone in his body. If by God's grace, I am able to be half the man who devoted his life to be a civil servant, I will feel closer to complete.

Brad Voellinger,
Queen of Peace, class of 1989

Leland Carter

January 22, 2020

Jason was a guy who put everyone at ease. He always had a smile and a kind word. He never forgot a name or failed to acknowledge you with a handshake and a hug. Everyone loved and adored him. I think everyone who knew him is having a tough time accepting this. You will be missed, Jenks

Greg Giedeman

January 21, 2020

Jason, Although we did not spend a great deal of time together you will always be my Masonic brother and my true friend. I will forever remember how happy you were to see me when we met. You always made me feel welcome and I hope I did the same for you. Rest In Peace brother.

Mary Castrale

January 21, 2020

Oh Jenk's
All the demons are gone, and now you stand in front of our Lord and Savior, you can now Rest In Peace my friend.
You will be missed!