Thomas Albert “Tom” Jenks, 54, of Beloit, WI died unexpectedly as a result of a house fire on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Beloit.
He was born on June 9, 1960 in Cincinnati, OH, the son of Albert N. and Janet L. Gehrke Jenks. Tom was a 1974 graduate of St. John’s Lutheran School, a 1978 graduate of Rockford Lutheran High School and a 1982 graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, IL. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Janesville, WI and on the Board of Directors for EAA Chapter 60.
Tom is survived by his parents, Albert and Janet Jenks; his sister, Brenda Jenks of Manawa, WI and his brother, Mark (Jayne) Jenks of Sullivan, WI; nieces, Rachel (Chad) Snyder of Janesville and Abigail Jenks of Sullivan, WI; nephew, Caleb Jenks of Sullivan, WI; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 210 S. Ringold St., Janesville, WI with Pastor Dan Decker officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Inurnment will be in Little Wolf Cemetery, Manawa, WI. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Janesville, WI, St. John’s Lutheran Church, l000 Bluff Street, Beloit, WI 53511, EAA Chapter 60 or the charity of your choice. Brian G. Mark Funeral Home, Beloit Chapel assisted the family. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Jenks family on our website.