Funeral services were Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ray Hampton officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There were military rites at the graveside by F.I. Goodburn Post #517 of the American Legion and the L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. There a family prayer service today at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation was on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home.
Jenness was born on Oct. 28, 1917, at Quimby, to George W. & Eva Margaret (Athey) Jenness. He attended Quimby Schools. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army from April of 1941 until June of 1945. During the war he served in Algers, French Morocco, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno and Po Valley Campaigns.
He was awarded the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Defense Service Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and six overseas bars. He was married to Dorothy Bugh on August 2, 1946 at Storm Lake. He had farmed for several years, worked for the City of Marcus and the Community Co-op Oil in Marcus, retiring in December of 1979.
He was affiliated with the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. He was a 61 year member of F.I. Goodburn Post of the American Legion in Marcus and a member of L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. in Cherokee.
He also belonged to the Cleghorn Senior Citizens. He had been a resident of Cherokee since August of 1979, residing at 416 W. Cherry St. and prior to this had lived in Marcus for many years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening, playing cards, drinking coffee with his buddies and especially loved the time he spent with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Carl, Henry, Richard and Paul Jenness, two sisters Dorothy Wilson and Laura Jenness.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, 5 children: Tom & Jean Jenness of Cherokee; Alan & JoAnne Jenness of Moville; Margaret Ann & Louis Corzilius of Cherokee; Sandy & Chuck Stubbe of Cherokee; Brian & Joanne Jenness of Marcus; 13 grandchildren and their families: Julie Marshall (Shanna & Brienna Ewoldt), Marty & Dawn Jenness (Jena & Jonathan), Alicia Jenness (Emma), Michele & Chris Poeckes, Kyle Jenness, Kristen & Jason Weiland (Kacie & Madison), Linda & Mike Mummert (Simon & Hanna), Matthew Stubbe, Kayla Stubbe, Kimberly & Tony Ross, Michael Jenness, Kelli & Kyle Blankenburg (Zoe), Sarah Jenness (Carter Jenness) and Sarah's special friend Chad Oats; one sister Florence Jones of Eldora; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.