Dean Martin Jenner

May 17, 1959 ‒ May 19, 2020

Lewis Center, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Dean Martin Jenner, age 61, passed away May 19, 2020 in Lewis Center, Ohio.  He was born May 17, 1959, in Marion, Ohio, the son of Richard Dean Jenner and Martha Louck Jenner, who predeceased him.  He is survived by his children: Sarah Jenner Askari of Nottingham, Maryland, Grace Jenner of South Vienna, Ohio, and David Jenner of South Vienna, Ohio; his grandchildren: Kyle Askari, Melody Askari, and Elianna Taylor; his brothers: Jay (Pam) Jenner and Gary Jenner; and the mothers of his children, Kim Kirts Novatny and Lauren Ross.

Dean was a 1977 graduate of Marion Harding High School.  He worked for many years as a Clerk for the State of Ohio in Columbus, retiring in 2019. He liked to go antiquing and was always in search of a great find. Dean was a real character who made friends easily and never met a stranger.  He will be missed by his family and friends.

Services will be observed privately by his family. Dean will be interred at Marion Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, of Marion are honored to serve Dean’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I’m so saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. I’ve known Dean since kindergarten at Mark St Elementary School. Dean was “my first crush” in that same kindergarten class💕 Dean would come to the Harding Class of 77 reunions and we would catch up. He was a quite kid with a friendly big heart. My condolences to all.

  • I am so sorry to hear that Dean passed. We were classmates at Baker Middle School and Harding High. He was a sweet gentle person and i remember he was always messing with his hair – which was quite unruly. Rest in Heaven Friend.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Dean and I were classmates at Eber Baker and Harding! He was always so kind and nice!! A very sweet person!! RIH Dean!!

  • So sad to hear he was a class mate at Ener Baker School & Harding High a sweet guy RIP MY FRIEND U WILL B MISSED BY MANY

  • Dean was very special indeed! I always looked forward to catching up with him at the family reunion’s. He always had a kind word for everybody! And he loved his cousins and his aunts and uncle’s. We were blessed to have such a special person in our lives. He will be missed!

  • Eternally your brother. May God rest your soul. My condolences to the family. Dean and I attend St. Mary’s in Marion, Ohio. Later, I would see him around Columbus. He always had a kind word, despite he thought I sucker punched him when we boxed in grade school.

  • I remember Dean all the way back to our Mark Street Elementary school days, and up through highs school. He was always a very sweet, gentle person with a wonderful smile. My sympathies and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

  • dean danced to the beat of his own drum, he was my cousin, my friend rest in peace dean

  • So sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. We were clasmates at Baker Middle School and Harding High School. My prayers and sympathies to the family.
    RIP Dean


  • So saddened to learn of Dean’s passing. We attended St. Mary’s School together. He was such an handsome, blonde blue eyed boy. He had a sweet nature.
    We became FB friends for awhile , he was still a kind soul.
    Condolences to the family.

    Mary Ann Grimes Maier

  • I am so sad to hear of Dean’s passing. He was one of my very special childhood friends, and had a sweet way of making those around him feel special and happy….always a kind word and a joyful presence. His grandma Mary Jenner lived in my neighborhood and we often visited her together. Such fond memories. My heart and prayers are with his family.

  • So sorry to hear of Dean’s passing, he was a kind soul. We were classmates at St. Mary’s. Prayers to the family.

  • So very sorry to hear of Dean’s passing.I met him through friends I our neighbor hood.I think at the time he lived on farming street.Many years ago..
    We had became fb friends a couple years ago.I enjoyed catching up and listening to all his stories.
    Sending prayers to his children and family.
    RIP Dean.

  • So sad to hear about Dean’s passing….too young..we were at St. Mary’s together such a sweet guy…prayers for his family and prayers for you’re soul Dean you will be missed rest in peace 😢

  • I am glad Dean came down to visit a few months ago. Got to catch up. It had been many years since i had seen him in person. We talked about playing in the cemetery on Quarry Street as kids, playing in the street on George Street, just good times. We talked about riding rode our bikes to the quarry to swim.

    I do not know if he knew something then that he did not share with me, all the conversations were upbeat and positive. When I first heard he had past I did not know what to say. I was hoping there was a mistake of some sort when I had heard the news.

    Last time I seen him he was smiling.

  • I am both shocked and saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. We had just attended our 40th reunion of Marion Catholic’s Class of ‘77 a few years ago in Columbus. He looked great and it was good to catch up with him at that time.

    Rest In Peace With God, Dean.

  • I was Dean’s 8th grade teacher at St. Mary School in Marion. On one occasion, he had done something against the rules, so I told him to copy a page from his dictionary as a “punish lesson.” The next day, I asked him to bring me the assignment. He brought up a Xerox copy of the page!!! When I asked him why he did that, he said, “You said to copy a page and that’s what I did!!” He had me, and he knew it!! I let the matter go!!
    That’s what endeared Dean to others, and to me. He had a great sense of humor and got along with everybody. Rest in peace, Dean.