On April 30, 2020
Daniel L. Jenkins, III, passed away peacefully at his home in Peoria, AZ.
He is preceded in
death by wife Marie, mother Sarah Hatz, father Daniel Jenkins, step-father
James Hatz, and sister Janice Simon.
Dan grew up in
Gary, Ind., where he attended Lew Wallace High School. He went on to attend
Indiana University where he earned an accounting degree and was an active
ROTC member. Drafted into WWII as an officer, he spent time in China and
then Burma, alongside Merrel’s Marauders. After returning home he married
and eventually moved to Dune Acres. There he served on the Board of Zoning
Appeals and The Town Council for eight years. He was also a member of the
University Club. He remained in the Army Reserves for 30 years, retiring as
After retiring from
Sears Roebuck he and Marie traveled extensively. They then built the house
in Peoria, AZ, where he has lived now for 30 years.
Dan loved life and
had many good friends along the way. He always said that he had truly been
He is survived by
son Daniel L. Jenkins lll, wife Arlene; daughter Debra Wampler, husband
Michael; stepson William Metz, wife Florence, and step-daughter Janet Miehle.
Also seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His ashes will be
placed alongside Marie at “A Place Apart” located at the Ogden Dunes church.
Services are yet to be determined.