In loving memory of

Joanne M Jenkins
October 13, 1928 - July 29, 2020

Joanne M. Jenkins, 91 of Fort Dodge died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

Joanne is survived by her sons, Jim and his wife Trish of O'Fallon, MO, Jerry and his wife Joy of Charles City, and Jeff; daughter, Janet Jenkins both of Fort Dodge; grandchildren Tricia, Matt, Nick, Anthony, Amanda (Dan) Hartman, Eric (Chiyoko) Okazaki, great-grandchildren Ellie, Trevor, Abby, Nathan, Connor, Caitlin, Malia, Kaito and Keina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmet and Vivian (Cain) Flynn; husband, John "Jack", brother, Emmet Flynn Jr and daughter-in-law, Kathy.

Joanne M. Flynn was born October 13, 1928. She was raised and educated in Fort Dodge and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1946. On February 1, 1948 she married Jack Jenkins at Sacred Heart Church. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge where they raised their four children. For 30 years, Joanne assisted with banquets at the Fort Dodge Country Club and the Starlite. Joanne enjoyed volunteering at the church and the public library. She was involved with the local Democrat Party and Friends of the Library. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church and the Legion of Mary. She liked to travel and was a sports fan. But above all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


Roseanne Parsons wrote on Aug 6, 2020:

"Having been your children's baby sitter about 1957 and 1958 I thought I would send an old photo but it's in another tribute. You and mom worked together at the Fort Dodge Country Club for a few years. Again, My Sincere Condolences."

Roseanne Parsons wrote on Aug 6, 2020:

"Dear JoAnne: I remember you as a fun person with a terrific sense of humor. Although I haven't seen you in about 60 years. You and my mom Katherine Brezovan worked together at the Fort Dodge Country Club. My condolences to your family. Sincerely, Roseanne Parsons (formerly Brezovan)"

Paul and Mabel Larson wrote on Aug 5, 2020:

"Jim, Jerry, Janet, and Jeff So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. A part of all of us has passed with her. She was like family to us, and shared many pleasurable family activities. Mabel Ann loved her from their first meeting, and appreciated all the kindnesses afforded to her. She was a great friend and a great person and will always have a place in our hearts. All of you and her will be in our prayer."

KATHY SCHWALLER wrote on Aug 4, 2020:


Judith Walrod wrote on Jul 31, 2020:

"Remembering all the great laughs from our travels together!!! Judith Walrod"

Rick Salocker wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Joanne?s passing. She was always a favorite of mine at the food pantry!! The world seems a little more of a sad place without her!! May God bless all of her family and may They always remember the sunshine she brought into their lives! Rick and Mary Salocker"

Martha wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Hopefully in time fond memories of her will ease the pain in your hearts. Martha Enquist Sorenson "