Jerry M. Jenkins, 61-year-old resident of Backus, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Essentia St. Josephs Hospital in Brainerd, Minnesota.
A Graveside Memorial service in Warrensburg will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 15, 2019 in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Jerry was born on Oct. 18, 1957, in Warrensburg, 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, Minnesota, Justin (Jamie) Jenkins, of Grants Pass, Oregon; siblings, Jim Jenkins, Janet Rensing; granddaughter, Rose Jarnot; and aunt, Ann Jenkins; too many cousins to count.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and brother, John. As published in the Daily Star Journal.