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Gary L. Jenshak
Date of Death: September, 03 2017

          Gary L. Jenshak, 84, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday morning September 3, 2017 after a brief illness.  His loving family was with him during his final days.  He was born in Green Bay, WI on December 31, 1932, son of late Howard and Jennie (Hansen) Jenshak.  On August 16, 1958, Gary married the former Therese Boudreau at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, in Escanaba, Michigan.
        Gary was very patriotic and proudly served in United States Army in the Fifth Armored Division during the Korean War.  He especially enjoyed the UP Honor Flight to Washington D.C., with his son, Bruce.  His working career began at a young age in the late 40’s washing trucks at Clairmont Transfer Company where he retired after 40 years as a master mechanic and shop foreman. 
       Gary was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and a member of the Amvets.   He was a very creative and innovative mechanic who spent countless hours tinkering in his garage on everything possible.  Gary enjoyed traveling with his wife Therese, especially enjoying winters in Gulf Shores, AL, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He was also very proud that he had donated over 17 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. 
       Gary is survived by his loving wife: Therese, children: Bruce Jenshak, Escanaba, MI, Janet Coplan, Key Largo, FL, Bradley (Phyllis) Jenshak, Bloomington, IN, and Kris (John) Eger, Great Mills, MD, grandchildren: John Eger, Brett, Codi, Nicholas, Bryan and Rebecca Jenshak, siblings: Edward (Barbara) Jenshak and Robert (Merna) Jenshak, sisters-in-law: Mildred Jenshak-Lokken, Barbara Jenshak, June (Philip) Racine, Joanne Flynn, Janel Boudreau, and Evonne Boudreau, and brother-in-law: Kenneth (Nancy) Boudreau.
     He was preceded in death by his brothers: Donald, Roger, and David Jenshak, and brothers-in-law: William Flynn, and Wilfred and Leonard Boudreau, and son-in-law: Joel Coplan.
     Friends may call on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Delta County Veteran’s Council will have military rites at 5 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visiitation on Thursday September 7, at 6 p.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church with Fr. Francis DeGroot officiating.  A meal will follow Mass in the parish hall.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
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  • "Theresa, our sincere condolence "
    -Gary & Mary Boudreau

  • "Theresa and Family, Our sincere condolences to you. I personally have fond memories of Gary and his Brothers in Escanaba in the 1950's and over the years including our Cousins reunions in Green Bay. "
    -Mike and Dianne Simons

  • "Our heartfelt sympathies to Theresa and family. You were our first neighbors in Escanaba and what great friends you and Gary were to us. God Bless you. Russ and Sue Sargent Washburn, WI"
    -Russ & Sue Sargent

  • "Theresa and family our deepest condolences."
    -Jan & Kevin Cummings

  • "Brad and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you have fond memories that will help you in your grieving process. Please accept my sincerest condolences."
    -Michelle Young

  • "Our most sincere condolences to the entire Jenshak family. Mr. Jenshak was such an awesome person and Great American!"
    -Lori and Bryan Fox

  • "Our Deepest Condolences, Thoughts and Prayers to the entire Jenshak family. "
    -Littoral Combat Ship Electronic Warfare Team

  • "Janet and family, Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. You continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers."
    -Mike & Barbara Galler

  • "Best neighbors forever in our hearts. ~ My Mom and Dad surely enjoyed your friendship, in the neighborhood and camping, as well. Gary was always so helpful to everyone with his 'master' ways with vehicles. We will surely miss him for his comical ways and happy smile. Praying for you Therese and family."
    -Kari Nelson Flores

  • "Brad and Family, You're in my thoughts and prayers. "
    -Michael Piskos

  • "Condolences to Therese and family on Gary's passing. I appreciated the way he helped my Dad do stuff up at our camp and know my folks have valued your friendship and will miss Gary. Plus Gary and my dad swam together weekly at the Y' for years - kept them both healthy for sure! Blessings and the sustenance of memories past to sustain you all during this time."
    -Christopher Gill

  • "We wanted to send our deepest sympathy to you Aunt Therese and also to you Bruce, Janet, Brad and Kris. Even though we could not be there in person for the funeral services, you were in our thoughts. Sending you our deepest sympathy and prayers during this most difficult time. Love you all, Joey and Dennis (Kendra and Kaiden too)"
    -Joey Bishop

  • "Dear Therese and family, My heart goes out to all of you and I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in your time of mourning. As for Gary, he's enjoying heaven with those who have been waiting for him. I have fond memories of the times my husband Tom and I spent with both of you, Therese. God bless, and may He give you peace for your soul and solace knowing Gary is in His hands. Fondly, Marina Schaut"
    -Marina Schaut

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