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Arthur E. Jennrich
July 27, 1924 -- February 21, 2020

Arthur E. Jennrich

Art was born in a little house on Archer Ave. on July 27, 1924 to Arthur and Lillian Jennrich.  He was the oldest of three children, who relished his position of “big” brother to Evelyn and Babe.  He was always “Sonny” to his parents and sisters.

After serving in the Army during World War II, he went to work in the United States Post Office.  He would spend forty-two years in postal service.

He met the love of his life, Eleanor Deyerler, while in a Sunday bowling league at Harding Bowling alley on Chicago’s Northwest side.  Eleanor and Art were married on May 12, 1951 at St. Veronica’s Church.  Their first apartment was in the Ravenswood neighborhood.  Here their first two children, Donna and Tom were born.  As their family grew, they purchased a house in the Norwood Park area.  Here they would make their Home and were blessed with two more children, Bill and Howard.

Art loved Wisconsin, where the family vacationed regularly, especially northern Wisconsin.  He loved spending time with his family.  As the children grew, Art and Eleanor began traveling more but Wisconsin still remained a favorite of his.  With an “empty nest”, Art was able to devote more time to his love of fishing, the horses and his evening beer.  As the family grew, he relished in his new role as Grandfather even though his favorite words of advice were, "Cadillac's instead of kids".  He was able to meet his Great Grandchild, Madelyn AND see the Cubs win the World Series.

Art is the Loving Husband of Eleanor; beloved Father of Thomas (Donna), William “Bill” (Susan), Howard (Isabel) and the late Donna (Robert) Sonandres;  devoted Grandfather of Robert “Bobby”, Eleanor “Ellie”, Andrew “Andy” (Lauren), Carolyn, Gregory “Greg”, Alec and Brett;  Proud Great Grandfather of Madelyn; Caring Brother of Evelyn (late Bud) Anderson and Babe (late Ted) Lewandowski.  A Fond uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Art was a “Lifetime” member and past officer of the Bell Park Serviceman’s Club and member of VFW Posts #3579 (Niles) / #3854 (Skokie).

A Celebration of Art's Life will be held at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center on Thursday, March 12 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Family and friends are asked to meet at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago on Friday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. for a Memorial Mass.  Inurnment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to The Salvation Army (salvationarmy.org); 5040 N. Pulaski Ave.; Chicago, Il. 60630.


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