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Lynn Lee Jenkins

Lynn Lee Jenkins passed away suddenly at home Oct. 15, 2003. He had reached the age of 60 years, 11 months, and three days.

Lynn was born Nov. 13, 1942, at the Cokato Hospital, to Sidney and Edna (Engel) Jenkins.

He grew up on the east edge of Cokato, was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato, and graduated from Cokato High School with the class of 1961.

Lynn was married to Louella Mauk Nov. 2, 1968, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. Russell Peterson. The couple resided in Cokato, where Lynn lived his entire life.

Lynn worked at Mattson Building Company, then for Lyle Stowell, Alvin Cole, then in 1977 he went to work at the Maple Lake Body Shop as their manager.

Following that he went to manage the body shop for Bruce Engel. For the past 22 years he was employed at Cokato Body and Paint, and Holt Motors.

Lynn was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed trapshooting, duck and goose hunting, playing guitar, restoring street rods, and pull tabs.

He enjoyed Grain Belt Golden beer, motorcycling, and eating at the local establishments. He especially enjoyed visiting with people. Along with his love of nature, Lynn was a member of the Rainbow Sportsman Club, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, and the Waverly Rod and Gun Club.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents and baby daughter.

Lynn is survived by his wife, Lou of Cokato, children Dean (Tonya) and their son Noah of Cokato, Del of Fridley, and Trevor of Plymouth, half-sisters Joyce and Janice, and half-brother Alan.

Funeral services for Lynn Jenkins were Oct. 18, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato. The Rev. Steve Sherer officiated, and music was provided by Kathy Murphy.

Casketbearers were Peter Achterkirch, Paul Carlson, Galen Lee, David Leukuma, Mike Olson, Rob Roepke, and Bruce Telecky.

Honorary casketbearers were the members of the Amateur Trapshooting Association.

Interment was at the Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Inc., of Cokato and Howard Lake.

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