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Daniel Peter Jenny
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Obituary for Daniel Peter Jenny

Daniel Peter Jenny, 95, returned to his heavenly home on August 3, 2017 following a series of strokes.  His many friends and family members are still grieving his sudden passing.  He is survived by his three children, Susan (Eric) Swing, Sandra (Robert) Parr, and Steven Jenny; four grandchildren, Ryan (Melissa) Swing, Erin Swing, Jennifer (Sal) Fragale, and Amy (Alissa) Parr; two great-grandchildren, Mason Swing and Vincent Fragale; and a sister, Marilyn Jenny.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, in 1987; and his parents, Peter and Ella Jenny. 

Dan was born in Milwaukee, WI on October 24, 1921.  He served in the Navy during WWII and was stationed for three years at the Boston Naval Shipyard, where he supervised the civilians who worked on the ships.  As a junior officer, his claim to fame was that he served as "captain" of the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), at least during his monthly rotation onboard.  Before and after the war, he earned degrees from both Marquette University and the University of Minnesota in civil engineering.  During his professional career, which spanned 41 years, he worked for three different trade associations, his most recent as Vice President and Technical Director for Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) in Chicago, from which he retired at the age of 69.  His name appears on many engineering journals and handbooks, as well as the Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowship for young engineering students.  In 2014, he was the recipient of the PCI Medal of Honor, that industry's most prestigious award.  He lived in Arlington Heights since 1966 and moved to Luther Village in 1997, where he made many friends and served as President of the Board of Directors.  He enjoyed bowling, billiards, and bridge; and watching Chicago baseball games. 

Dan was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, IL.  Dan was a devout Christian who lived a godly life and followed in Christ’s steps as best he could.  He was a loving, kind, generous, charitable, fair person who was active and instrumental in many ministries.  He will be dearly missed by his many friends and loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is now at peace with his Creator.  

Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road on Monday, August 7.  Funeral services will be at Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Road on Tuesday, August 8 at 4:00 PM.  Interment will be private.  Dan will be laid to rest at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery (formerly Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery) in Milwaukee, WI.  Memorial donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church. Funeral information and condolences or (847) 253-0168.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Funeral Service




4:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church

431 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Cemetery Details


Lincoln Memorial Cemetery (Formerly Wanderer's Rest Cemetery)

6400 W. Burleigh Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210

Memorial Contribution

Faith Lutheran Church

431 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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