Phyllis Bernice Jenneman, 90, Minot, and former longtime Burt Township area resident, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Phyllis was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Birdsholm, Alberta, to Rudolph and Selma (Winter) Schultz. She was reared in Hardin, Mont., and on a farm near Max. She graduated from Max High School in 1939 and continued her education at Minot State Teachers College, where she earned her standard teaching certificate. She taught at rural schools both north and south of Minot prior to her marriage and in Burt Township for three years after her children were in school.
Phyllis married Warren Jenneman on June 10, 1944, in Max. They made their home in Parkston, S.D., for five years before buying a farm in Burt Township of Ward County, southwest of Minot, where they raised dairy cattle, pigs, beef cattle and small grains. They retired in 1999 and moved to Minot in 2002. Warren died Sept. 5, 2011.
Phyllis was a member of Our Redeemer’s Church and its Senior Fellowship Group. She especially enjoyed crocheting, gardening, reading and word-find puzzles.
Phyllis’ loving family includes: her daughters, Gloria (Roy) Robison, of Surprise, Ariz., and Cindy (Marvin) Mertz, of rural Minot; grandchildren, Lora, LeAnna, David, Steven, Mandy and Cole; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Vera Koosman and Delores Schmidt, both of Gresham, Ore.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Phyllis was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; daughter, Elvira Ryan; grandson, Luke Helvig; great-grandson, Michael Butler; sister, Ethel Petterson; and brother, Helmer Schultz.
Celebration of the Life of Phyllis Jenneman: Friday, March 22, at 1 p.m. in Our Redeemer’s Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, March 21, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to Our Redeemer’s Church, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).