Visitation for Jack Peter Brynildssen of Palatine, 75, will be held at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a celebration of Jack’s life at Christ Lutheran Church, 41 S. Rohlwing Road, Palatine, 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 11, 2017.
Jack passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at home after a long battle with IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis). He was born May 25, 1941 in Evanston, IL.
He was a member of Medinah Temple and studied at St. Olaf College and Lawrence College before joining the U.S. Navy. He attended Nuclear Power School and served six years aboard the submarines, U.S.S. Trutta, Thomas Jefferson and U.S.S. Sunfish. Jack married his wife Jolinda (nee Anderson) on July 7, 1964. Retiring from the Navy, he worked for Com Ed in nuclear engineering. Jack was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church as well as the Palatine Kiwanis Club where he served as Spiritual Director. Although he loved travelling and cycling across the world with Jolinda, his favorite pastime was driving his Shelby Mustang GT 500, in which he recently completed a racing school at the MidOhio Sports Car Course.
He is survived by Jolinda, his wife of over 52 years, as well as his children, son Yngvar II (Kristine Mosier), daughter Lara Joy, grandson Yngvar Brynildssen III (Var), many nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his father Yngvar, mother Alletta and sister Joy M. Draper.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Christ Lutheran Church, 41 S. Rohlwing Road, Palatine, IL 60067 or JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.