The genial Lee Jennings, twice elected Nunda Township Supervisor after serving as Trustee, died this week, reportedly of heart problems.
I got to know Lee because my First Methodist Church of Crystal Lake every Friday free food distribution was run out of the Nunda Township Hall.
Lee was so helpful with any problems that we had.
Unfortunately, when Coronavirus reared its head, we could not longer allow people inside to go past the hard goods, meat, deli, vegetable, fruit, dessert and bread tables to select what they wanted.
We had to find a spot where people could stay in their cars and get whatever a volunteer put in their boxes. (Starting tomorrow, distribution will be at The Chapel in McHenry. Details here.)
That pretty much coincided with the primary election when the Town Hall was used as a polling place.
So we had to forgo the frequent visits from Lee.
Nunda Township issued this statement:
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SUPERVISOR KELVIN “LEE” JENNINGS
Kelvin “Lee” Jennings, 58, born in Aurora IL July 17 1961, passed away peacefully surrounded by his girls on July 7 2020.
He loved his job as supervisor of Nunda Township.
He was an avid fixer/tinkerer/handyman often working on cars, computers, or houses.
He was a fan of old cars, motorcycles, and Jimmy Buffett.
He is survived by wife Sue Jennings, daughters Hanna and Savannah Jennings, brothers Larry Jennings (Jeanette) from Batavia IL, Lamont Jennings (Monica) from Bristol IL, and several nieces and nephews.
He’s preceded in death by his mother Imogene Jennings, his father William Edwin “Red” Jennings, and two infant sisters.
There will be a private service held at a later date.