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Robert Charles Jenkins

September 23, 1928 March 24, 2018
Robert  Charles Jenkins
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Obituary for Robert Charles Jenkins

Robert “Bob” C. Jenkins, age 89 formerly of Fox Lake, died peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

Funeral services for Bob will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Fox Lake with Rev. David Nottling officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake with the Robert W. Ginther American Legion Post 521 conducting military graveside rites. Relatives and friends may call on the family at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. A luncheon will be served following the committal service at the church fellowship hall.

Bob was born on Sept. 23, 1928 in Randolph, the son of John and Anna (Leitzke) Jenkins. He was united in marriage to Helen Mae Polenska on Aug. 15, 1953 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake. Following his graduation from Randolph High School in 1946, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army serving two years in the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1948 as a Sergeant. Bob graduated from the Business Institute of Milwaukee in 1950 and was called back into service until 1951. He was employed for 40 years with Wisconsin Power & Light. Bob was a longtime member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church and the Robert W. Ginther American Legion Post 521 in Fox Lake. He was a great lover of animals and enjoyed hunting, golfing and many sports.

Bob will be sadly missed and mourned by his son, Jeff (Joan Tillou) Jenkins, rural Fox Lake; daughter-in-law, Patricia Harrison of Mooresville, IN; two grandsons, Aaron (Gina) of Sun Prairie and Adam (Amanda) of Juneau; five great grandchildren, Melena, Kisha, Lucas, Zak and Logan; several other relatives and dear friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife on Aug. 19, 2007, his son James “Jamie” on Dec. 3, 2014, one grandson Justin Jenkins and his in-laws, Bernard and Marabeth (nee Grams) Polenska.

The Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Fox Lake is serving the family. For more information and online condolences, please visit www.kratzfh.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

3

Apr

9:00 AM 4/3/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church

110 Edgelawn Dr.
Fox Lake, WI 53933

St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church
110 Edgelawn Dr. Fox Lake 53933 WI
United States

Service

Tuesday

3

Apr

11:00 AM 4/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church

110 Edgelawn Dr.
Fox Lake, WI 53933

St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church
110 Edgelawn Dr. Fox Lake 53933 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Hamilton St.
Fox Lake, WI 53933

Hamilton St. Fox Lake 53933 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church

110 Edgelawn Dr.
Fox Lake, WI 53933

American Legion Post 521

210 State St.
Fox Lake, WI 53933
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