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Retired Sgt. Daniel M. Jenks

Retired Sgt. Daniel M. “Dan” Jenks, 68, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

He was born Feb. 8, 1950, in Topeka, the son of Lester Martin and Erma Irene (Redenbaugh) Jenks. He was a 1969 graduate of Silver Lake High School and served in the Kansas Army National Guard for more than 20 years.

Daniel was employed by the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sherriff Department, retiring in 2005 after 28 years of service.

He was a member of the F.O.P. and American Legion Post 421.

Daniel married Allis Elizabeth Sanford on Feb. 12, 1994, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Leslie Jenks Patterson; grandchildren, Bret, Ashley and Chelsea; great-grandsons, Anthony, Simon and Jayden; six sisters and one brother. He was preceded in death by his parents; and nine siblings.

Daniel enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses and riding his Harley.

Honoring Daniel’s request, cremation is planned. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope and Healing Academy.

On-line condolences can be left for the family at https://www.dovetopeka.com/Obituary/165025/Daniel-Jenks/Dove-Kansas