SSGT Lee Eugene Dillenbeck

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SSGT Lee Eugene Dillenbeck

  • Birth 24 Jul 1920 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 2001 Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Geneva, Kane County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot R
  • Memorial ID 67398961

Lee E. Dillenbeck, 81, of Elgin, died Saturday, August 11, 2001.

He was born July 24, 1920 in Chicago, the son of Selathial and Lena (Eger) Dillenbeck, at the old German Deaconess Hospital at 54th and Morgan, initially going home to the Morgan Park neighborhood at 112th Place, though the Englewood neighborhood at 67th and Halsted soon became home until he went away to college, and then war.

He served in the US Army Air Forces as a B-25 radio operator on missions over Germany, having enlisted after Pearl Harbor.

Returning to Elmhurst College after the war, he received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, and as a civilian employee of Westinghouse in the late 1950's, he helped develop the nuclear submarines Nautilus and Skipjack under Admiral Rickover.

He had been a resident of Elgin since 1968, and taught at Elgin Community College for more than twenty years, where he was known by many in the community as a devoted, effective, and energetic real estate instructor.

Survivors include his beloved sister, Madeline, of Elgin; his longtime friend, Margaret Muntz, of Elgin; his daughter, Amy (Scott Palsce) Henne of Albuquerque, NM; his sons, Thomas (Mary) of Santa Cruz, CA and David of Elgin; his grandson, Peter Henne of Portland, OR; and his nieces, Julie (Keith Dahl) Gordon of St. Paul, MN and Judy "Jaye" (Ed Jones) Gordon of Oak Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Thomas Concidine, and his second son, Peter.

Courier-News (Elgin, IL) - August 14, 2001


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  • Maintained by: Dylan Beck
  • Originally Created by: So Little Time
  • Added: 24 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67398961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Lee Eugene Dillenbeck (24 Jul 1920–11 Aug 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67398961, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva, Kane County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dylan Beck (contributor 48071562) .