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Paul Jenness

Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Funeral services for Paul Jenness, 80, of Cherokee will be held today, Feb. 3, 2001, at First Church of Christ in Cherokee.

Mr. Gregg Johnson will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. There will also be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. today at the church.

Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery in rural Cherokee. The Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jenness passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Heartland Care Center in Marcus.

Paul R., the son of George and Eva (Athey) Jenness, was born March 23, 1920, in Quimby where he attended Quimby schools.

He married Maxine Cave on Feb. 15, 1944 in Sioux City. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army in the Philippines.

He had worked for Christensen Bros. for 20 years and then worked for the Cherokee County Maintenance Department for 20 years, retiring in 1982.

He had been a resident of Heartland Care Center for the past three years and prior to that, he was a long time resident of Cherokee and a life-long resident of Cherokee County.

He was a member of the First Church of Christ and L.A. Westcott Post No. 2253 of the V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing and horseshoe pitching.

Mr. Jenness was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Maxine on Oct. 11, 1992; three brothers: Carl, Henry and Richard Jenness and two sisters: Laura Jenness and Dorothy Wilson.

He is survived by two daughters: Paula and her husband Paul Burch of Cherokee and Peggy and her husband Daniel Rebhuhn of Storm Lake; three grandchildren; one brother Buster and his wife Dorothy Jenness of Cherokee; one sister Florence Jones of Eldora; one brother-in-law Wayne and his wife Marlene Cave of Cherokee; several nieces, nephews and many friends.