Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 26th at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Missy Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery in rural Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. on Friday. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com/
Evangalene was born on November 1, 1928 in Cherokee County, to Jonas and Evelyn (Smith) Johnson. She was united in marriage to Virgil V. Jenness on April 24, 1947 in Sioux City. To this marriage three children were born - Marvin, Darla, and Maureen. Evangalene grew up in the Cherokee area, and after her marriage she and her husband farmed in the Primghar and Sanborn area for many years. After retirement, she moved to Sheldon and she resided at Northern Hills Assisted Living in Sioux City, Iowa for the last four years. Evangalene assisted her husband on their farm and was a Sunday school teacher for many years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Evangalene was a sweet lady with a beautiful smile and loved spending time with her family. She loved to entertain the family at holidays, and would bake enough goodies to last well beyond the holidays. She also liked to crochet, square dance, play cards, and pick strawberries at her mother's house.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Virgil, on December 7, 1998; a son-in-law, Dave Lee; a sister, Leona Koeppen; brothers Merlin and Espy Johnson; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Reta & August Fuhrman, Oliver & Marcella Jenness, Erwin Jenness, Geraldine and Paul Roby, Howard Jenness and Marlin Jenness.
Left to cherish her memories are her children: Marvin Jenness of Sioux Falls, Darla Jenness of Sheldon, and Maureen Lee and her special friend John Masterson of Sioux City; grandchildren Matthew Lee and his wife Traci of Colfax, Iowa, Melinda Schoenherr and her husband Jeremiah of Sioux City, and Joshua Lee and his girlfriend Adrienne Benson of Mitchell, SD.; great grandchildren Makenzie Schoenherr, Emily Schoenherr, Taydom Schoenherr, Aden Lee and Audrey Benson; three sisters, Lorraine Plantz and her husband Roger of LeMars, Velma Keats and her husband George of Chino Valley, Arizona , and Arlene Nagel of Cherokee; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Harlan Koeppen of Sioux City, Glenda Johnson of Cherokee, Ruby & Lester Webb of Cherokee, Merritt and Velma Jenness of Marcus, Lois Pflugrad of Port Angeles, Washington, Berna Jenness of Cherokee, Armeda Jenness of Kingsley and Carla Jenness of LeMars, and several nieces and nephews.