October 28, 1936 ~ April 18, 2020
Norbert H. Jenn, age 83, of Ionia, IA passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia, IA. There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Saturday. In efforts to comply with CDC guidelines, we do ask that family and friends wear their masks. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Norbert “Norb” Howard was born October 28, 1936, the son of Frank and Letha (Bucknell) Jenn. He attended and graduated from St. Boniface School in Ionia. After completing his education, Norb enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge. When he returned home, Norb worked at Oliver White Farm Equipment as a machinist for 29 years until his retirement. He also farmed the Jenn Family Farm for many years. Norb was a member of St. Boniface Church in Ionia. He enjoyed bowling and did bowl a perfect game. In his free time, Norb took to the skies as the pilot of his own plane. He built and flew model planes as well. Norb is survived by his brother, Raymond (Mary) Jenn of Waterloo, IA and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Letha Jenn; his sister, Elaine Krull; and his brothers, Virgil, Vern, Donald and Ralph.
Being in the bowling business that is exactly how I remember Norb. A very enthusiastic bowler! Deepest sympathy to Norb’s family.
Norb always enjoyed any baked goods we would share. “The more frosting the better he said.” He was a great Friend and Neighbor.