Marlin W. Jenness, 72, of rural Le Mars, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Marlin Wayne Jenness was born July 31, 1933, in cherokee, the son of Francis Roy and Verna (McCorkell) Jenness. He attended school in Washta and later in Quimby. He graduated from Quimby High School in 1951. He went to work for Iowa Public Service.
In 1957, he enlisted in the United States Army. he was stationed in Hawaii and later in Washington, D.C. He was honorably discharged in 1961. He continued working as a linesman and later as serviceman for Iowa Public Service and MidAmerican Energy.
He was united in marriage to Carla Sue Wilde on Feb. 16, 1991, in Le Mars.
He retired in 1995. Following his retirement, he started his own business, Jenness Tree Trimming. He operated that for five years, until his health began to fail.
He was a devoted Christian. He enjoyed his times outdoors, whether it was trimming trees, mowing or fishing. he loved the time spent with family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Carla Sue of rural Le Mars; three children, Jodi Wielenga and her husband, Marlin, of Remsen, Kelli Harmon of Spencer, and Staci Schleef and her husband, Mark of Cherokee; a brother, Merritt Jenness and his wife, Velma of Marcus; three sisters, Geraldine Roby of Aurelia, Ruby Web b and her husband, Lester of Cherokee, and Lois Pflugard of Port Angeles, Wash.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Armeda Jenness, Evangalene Jenness and Berna Jenness; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Oliver, Erwin, Virgil, Howard, and a brother Lloyd in infancy; and two sisters, Rita Fuhrman and a sister Leta in infancy.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. Drew Tomberlin officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars, with military rites conducted by American Legion Wasmer Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Tuesday) with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.