Jasper “Jack” Wenzel2004 Inductee
As a devoted community leader and lawyer, Jack practiced law for over 40 years. He was a decorated World War II naval pilot and was Illinois Director of Aeronautics from 1961-1972. During his tenure, Jack helped bring improvements to Springfields Capital Airport. Always willing to assist the hopeless, Jack was a national labor arbitrator and help negotiate the cleanup of hazardous mine waste in the area. He was an active volunteer in local organizations, including Chairman of Gillespie’s Centennial Celebration.