Jennifer Forshier-Jenkins

July 25, 1963 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 57)


Jennifer “Jeni” Forshier-Jenkins 57, of Sidney Passed away at 8:18 AM, Friday, Dec 11, 2020 at home.

A private family graveside service will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:00PM at the Danville National Cemetery, Danville, IL.  Freese Funeral Home, Sidney is assisting with arrangements.

Jeni was born July 25, 1963 at Bergstrom AFB, Austin, TX, a daughter to Richard and Barbara Jansen.  She married Charles “Chuck” Jenkins, he survives.  Also surviving are; two children; Robert (Katie) Forshier II and their son; Alexander of Illinois, Nathan (Maissie) Jenkins and their children; Mackenzie, Allie and Peyton of Illinois, her mother in law; Shirley Jenkins, four siblings; April Jansen of Virginia, Caren (Jansen) Blanda of Tennessee, Tamara Jansen (Joseph Morelli) of Tennessee, and Timothy Jansen (Cindy) of Illinois, a sister in law Tanya (Matt) Wease of Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Jeni was a human resources specialist at the University of Illinois Housing.  She was also a Parkinson’s Advocate through the Michael J Fox Foundation.

She was a proud wife, mother and grandmother.  Her biggest joy came from the love she gave and got from her four grandchildren; Kenzie, Allie, Peyton, and Alexander.  Jeni’s most recent love came from her daily facetime with her grandbaby Alex.  She enjoyed crafting, traveling, family and laughter. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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