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Ellwood Jenkins

May 31, 1926 — October 19, 2013

Ellwood "Ell" Jenkins, age 87, of Fosston, MN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19th at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 3:00 PM at Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston with Pastor Mark Erickson officiating. A time of gathering for family and friends will be held for one hour before the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment of cremains will be at Kingo Lutheran Cemetery in Fosston, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.carlinhoialmen.com.Ellwood "Ell" Irvin Jenkins was the youngest of seven children born to Edward and Isabell (McGee) Jenkins; born on May 31, 1926 at Leeds, North Dakota.He attended country school in Leeds until moving to Minnesota in 1938. He graduated from Fosston High School in 1944.He served in the Army from 1944 to 1946 and was a World War II veteran. He was a V.F.W. Member for many years, and in 1977, he was instrumental in the current location of the Lengby V.F.W. Post #2759.Ell married Marian Miller on June 11, 1949 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Two children were born, Michael in 1952 and Valerie in 1956.His profession was a journeyman machinists/tool - die maker. They lived in St. Paul, Minnesota until 1973, before moving back to the Fosston area and building a new home just east on the Columbia Road. Ell and Marian started spending winter months in Yuma, Arizona in 1984, and often traveled back to the Fosston area for part of the summers. They moved back to Fosston, June of 2010, where Ell became a resident at First Care, now known as Essentia Health Living Center.On Saturday, October 19, 2013 Ell passed away peacefully at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston at the age of 87 years.Ell is survived by his wife, Marian of Fosston; son, Mike of Libby, MT; daughter, Valerie of Carson City, NV; and only grandchild (grandson), Riley of Phoenix, AZ.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Arthur and Raymond; and four sisters, Florence Tackleson, Ida Bingham, Edna Hermanson and Ethel Miller.
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