Jerry Jenkins

Jerry Jenkins

Wednesday February 27, 2019

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Obituary for Jerry M. Jenkins

Jerry M. Jenkins 61-year-old resident of Backus, MN passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Essentia St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd, MN. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 4 at Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service also at the funeral home. A service in Warrensburg, MO will be held at a later date.

Jerry was born on October 18, 1957 in Warrensburg, MO to Albert and Evelyn Jenkins. He graduated from Warrensburg High School with the class of 1976, and then joined the National Guard. He moved to Minnesota in 1977 and worked at the flour mill in Hastings. In 1982 he went to work for the State of Minnesota doing maintenance for the Department of National Resources. He then moved to Little Falls in 2010 until relocating to Backus where he later retired. Jerry loved to ice fish, hunt, and most of all spend time with his granddaughter, Rose.

Jerry is survived by his children, Jessica (John) Jarnot of Little Falls, MN, Justin (Jamie) Jenkins of Grants Pass, OR; siblings, Jim Jenkins, Janet Rensing; granddaughter, Rose Jarnot; and aunt, Ann Jenkins.

He is preceded in death by his parent; and brother, John.

Arrangements are with the Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home & Crematory in Brainerd.

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Rebecca Ballew Dockum

I knew Jerry from first grade on. He always had a smile and a bit of ornery fun. Rest In Peace.
Comment | Posted at 09:50pm via Condolence

Carolyn Boser

Jessica and family,
I didn't know Jerry except through you, I know you are a great lady and that came from a great dad. Sending prayers and hugs to you all.
Comment | Posted at 04:55pm via Condolence

Rick Jenkins

I'm so sorry for your loss my heart and soul knows Jerry Is In a state looking down on us all thankfully that we all realize its not the end but a Journey that we must travel and what's important is the lives we touched along the way and made a difference. Thank you my bother for the great experience and Rememory's Of better times.
Comment | Posted at 11:24pm via Condolence

Dottie Bisted

I worked with Jerry for a time at the Country Inn in Baxter, he told me I reminded him of a kid sister. I can't hear the song "Bad to the bone" without being reminded of his ringtone. I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Comment | Posted at 09:27pm via Condolence

Donna Jenkins

Jerry was always a fun loving person and quite a character. He will be remembered fondly. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Comment | Posted at 07:41pm via Condolence

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