Donald Jenks

Donald Jenks


Dates

August 16, 1954 - October 16, 2022

Obituary

Donald Jenks, 68, of Tripp, SD, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston. A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, October 19, from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell at a later date.

Donald Dean Jenks was born August 16, 1954 to Emery and Fern (Plamp) Jenks in Mitchell, SD.  Don attended country school in Lisbon Township, and graduated from Mitchell High School. After high school, he drove truck for many years, worked for Farmers Elevator in Tripp, and later worked for Agland Coop in Parkston until his retirement in 2020.

Don was united in marriage to Marla Winter on April 7, 1979 in Mitchell, SD.

Don enjoyed riding his Harley in his younger years, Caribbean vacations, camping, and ‘70s/’80s rock music. He appreciated a good laugh, and always enjoyed a cold beer or two. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, Reid and Reagan.

Don is survived by his wife, Marla; son, Casey Jenks; daughter, Carly (Aaron) Willis, grandchildren, Reid and Reagan Willis; sister, Shirley (Marvin) Baumgartel; sisters-in-law, Mary (Rodney) Clarambeau and Mary Jenks; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Donald and Korlas Winter; brother, Ronnie Jenks; sister, Phyllis Pietz; and brother-in-law, Myron Winter.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Larry Snedeker on October 25, 2022
Rest in Pease, Don I always enjoyed our special hunting trips we had during our senior year in high school! Again RIP good buddy and classmate..
Posted by Cindy Alexander on October 19, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family
Posted by Susan M. Smith on October 19, 2022
So sorry to hear of the death of Don Jenks. All of us MN cousins send you our sympathies. Especially to you Marla come our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Sharon Brech on October 18, 2022
So sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family
Posted by Curt Hills on October 18, 2022
RIP old friend and classmate ...
Posted by Lyla Jerke on October 18, 2022
My sympathy to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Nancy & Pat London on October 18, 2022
Praying for you & family. We sure had some fun times.
Posted by Linda wilson on October 18, 2022
So sorry for your loss - amen
Posted by Pat Bame on October 18, 2022
Thoughts and prayers are with you Marla, Casey, Carly and Aaron. Don was a special guy that would do anything for anyone. He will be truly missed. The days ahead will be difficult but knowing you have your guardian angel watching over you will get you through.
Posted by Rebecca Studelska on October 18, 2022
So sorry for your family's loss.
Posted by Deb Berry on October 17, 2022
So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for all the family
Posted by Kevin and Louise Thurman on October 17, 2022
Deepest sympathy to the Jenks family, you are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏
Posted by Daria and Dave Utz on October 17, 2022
We are so very sorry to hear this and our hearts hurt for you all. Many hugs and prayers. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️
Posted by Brenda Bietz on October 17, 2022
Hugs and prayers Marla Casey Carley and the rest of family. So very sorry for your loss 🙏🙏🙏🙏😘
Posted by Sheryl plamp on October 17, 2022
Ian so sorry for the loss of your husband and dad He was a great man
Posted by Mary hyke on October 17, 2022
Thoughts and prayers go to your family .
Posted by Mervin & Eileen Gall on October 17, 2022
Our since-re sympathy. Marla, Casey, Carly & family! Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you.
Posted by Ray Emmett on October 17, 2022
So sorry for your loss he was a good man loved working with him
Posted by Mark and Becky Gaulke on October 17, 2022
Our deepest sympathy. Your family is in our thoughts.
Posted by Jay& Belinda Winter on October 17, 2022
Deepest sympathies to you and the rest of the family
Posted by Kori Clarambeau on October 17, 2022
So very sorry, praying for allof your family!!
Posted by Roberta Polreis on October 17, 2022
I am so sorry to hear about Don. You have my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Tammy and Tim Bassett on October 17, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
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