Debra Marie Ganek nee Jennings of Ingleside, Illinois completed her earthly journey Saturday September 28, 2002 at a youthful 48 years of age. A hobbyist astronomer and northern Illinois weather spotter, she is now an eternal part of the infinite heavens she so loved and admired.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 25, 1954, she is the middle child and youngest daughter of Jackson Theodore and Freda Maxine nee Hudnall Jennings of Summersville, West Virginia. Raised in Lake Zurich, Illinois she is a 1967 tornado survivor and a Lake Zurich High School cheerleader and 1972 graduate. Professionally she was pharmacy technician.
In addition to her loving parents, Debi is survived by her husband of 20 years Gary Thaddeus Ganek of Ingleside, his daughter Bridget Lynn nee Ganek Dauphin (Eric), and grand daughters Lindsey E. and Lauren J. of Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Other survivors include Debiís 97 year old grandmother Mary Gertrude nee Epperly Jennings of Cunard, West Virginia; an older brother and sister in-law Charles Keith and Nancy Clare nee Brown Jennings of Indian Creek, Illinois and their children Keith David and Alison Clare, one older sister Regina Lee nee Jennings Small (Lee) and her children Jim Cline, Tracey Heather nee Cline Themer and Sarah Nicole Castillo all of Harvard, Illinois, two younger brothers Jackson Theodore Jennings III and Joseph Lawrence Jennings and his children Kaylea Marie and Tyler Joseph all of Fox Lake, Illinois. She will also be missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
Final arrangements and memorial visitation Thursday,
October 3, 2002 between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 PM, the Symond's Lakes
Funeral Home and Crematory 111 W. Belvidere Road (Route 120) Grayslake,
Illinois. (ckj 9-29-02)
(a fatherís thoughts by JTJ)
Within this maze of right and wrong, of good and ill, of pain and song,
the unseen guides of heaven tread, to lead the souls who will be lead.
Unknown to us these guides will stand, to turn our feet and take our hand,
to lead us on the upward road, to cheer our hearts and lift out load.
(a brotherís song by CKJ 9-30-02)
Timeless endless love goes on Through darkest dusk and brightest dawn
Hearts youíve touched for evermore Your presence time will not ignore
The heavens beckon your love now You hear the call take one last bow
And hand in hand one single glove Weíll walk forever in your love
illinois high school scrap book
Debi jennings 1969-1972
1969 LZHS Freshman Year
1970 LZHS Sophmore Year
1971 LZHS Junior Year