G. Richard "Dick" Jenot
G. Richard “Dick” Jenot, 84, of Springfield, died at 5:00 am, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Mosaic of Springfield. He was born September 10, 1932 in Springfield, IL to John and Margaret Clinton Jenot. He married Judith Dober on January 21, 1956, and she survives.
Also surviving are five daughters: Cynthia (James) Carrick of Springfield; Monica Jenot (David Claunch) of Springfield; Brigid (Ted) Trimble of Elgin; Jolene (Greg) Laka of Tinley Park and Peggy (Thomas) VanAllen of Cary; one son: Clinton (Stacy) Jenot of Summerville, SC; thirteen grandchildren, two step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Rita Smarjesse of Sherman and Yvonne (Leo) Fanning of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Robert and Tom Jenot and three sisters, Mary Smith, Sr. Margaret Mary (Dorothy Ann) and Kathleen Tranquilli.
Dick was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He retired from UPS after 20 years of service as a truck mechanic. He also worked over the years at Allis Chalmers, Mountz Trucking, Sangamo Construction, and Leroy Donley Trucking.
Dick attended St. Francis Cabrini Church where he served as an extraordinary minister. He was a member of the VFW and Anchor Boat Club, as well as Teamsters #710.
He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, camping and bowling.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at St. Francis Cabrini Church with Reverend Dennis Koopman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SIU School of Medicine Center for Alzheimer’s disease and Related Disorders; St. Cabrini Church or Charity of the donor’s choice.