THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mildred M. Jenkins
Issue Date: June 19, 2014
Mrs. Mildred M. Jenkins of Oconto, passed away Monday evening, June 9, in her home.
Born in Houghton, to Ernest Walfred and Mabel Isabella (Loosemore) Nelson, she grew up on a small dairy farm in rural Skanee and graduated from L 'Anse High School. After graduation she worked as a Collector of Internal Revenue in Chicago, where she was employed for several years. While working in Chicago, she met Richard Stanley Jenkins and they were married Nov. 9, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church in Skanee. The couple resided in his home town of Watersmeet, Mi. from November of 1947 until September of 1949. They moved to Arlington Heights, Ill. where he attended the American Television Institute, receiving a degree in Television Engineering. They then lived in Addison, Ill. from May of 1953 until October of 1962, when they relocated to Oconto.
A longtime member of First American Lutheran Church of Oconto and the Lutheran Church Women, she loved the Lord and His Church and volunteered for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Richard; children, Robert (Jerilyn), Pamela (David) Barker and Joel (Alice) Jenkins; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers, Bernard, Milford and Kenneth Nelson.
A graveside service and burial was held Thursday afternoon, June 12 at the Skanee Cemetery in Arvon Township, Mi. Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, Io. assisted the family with arrangements.