Louis M. Jens
Louis Michael Jens, 44, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away in Honolulu, HI on June 23, 2019. He was born on May 7, 1975 in Skokie, IL to Howard Jens and Gale Cook. Louis was a Local 130 Engineering Technical Journeyman. He lived every day to the fullest by being a mentor and inspiration to his children. He instilled in them the value of hard work and kindness, and would always tell them “do unto others as you would want done to yourself”. Louis was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family and neighbors, even when you didn’t ask. Louis coached for the Grayslake Colts since 2007, and also ran and coached the Grayslake Wrestling Club since 2012. He taught athletes that “they never lost they either won or learned something”.
Louis is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jennifer (nee Witt); his children , Joseph, Matthew, Abigail, and Katherine; his mother Gale (Steve) Cook; his sister, Nadine (Paul Herman) Jens; his brothers Brian Cook, and Jim Cook; his aunts and uncle, Barbara (Bernie) Weiss, Roberta (Larry) Alexander, and Marc (Connie) Jens; his mother-in-law, Alice Witt; his brothers-in-law Eddie (Robyn) Witt and Jimmy (Emily Cooper) Witt; his sister-in-law, Vicki (Jeremy) Green; his nieces and nephews who lovingly called him “Uncle Louie”, Brianna, Rebekah, Noah, Mollie, Emelia, and Abraham. As well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard (Gerry Lynne) Jens and father-in-law, Greg Witt.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Round Lake Civic Center, 2007 North Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073. A visitation will be held at the Round Lake Civic Center on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louis’ name to the education fund “Jens Kids”, Visitors Aloha Society of Hawaii or the charity of your choice.
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