September 25, 2013


Ann Jenkins, 85, of Glidden, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Carroll First Assembly of God Church with Pastor David Schaal officiating.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday when visitation will resume. Music for the service will be by Bill Benson and Mike and Susan Moore. Casket bearers will be Kelly Kramer, Jeremy Kramer, Nicholas Schultes and Allen Willenborg. Burial will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden. Online condolences may be left for Ann's family at

Born April 20, 1928, in Frankfurt, Germany, Hannelore "Ann" Hildegard Matri was a daughter of Karl and Anna (Findeisen) Matri. She grew up in Germany where she graduated from high school. She worked in the American PX in Frankfurt where she met Jack Jenkins who was enlisted in the U.S. Army. They married on April 3, 1956, in Frankfurt. Following her husband's discharge from the Army the couple moved to Missouri and to Glidden in 1975. Ann worked for several restaurants and later cared for several elderly Carroll County residents. She belonged to Carroll First Assembly of God Church. Ann enjoyed taking care of her cats, reading, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Ann is survived by three daughters: Linda Jenkins and Allen Willenborg of Dedham, Lisa Jenkins of Carroll, and Heidi Jenkins of Glidden; a son Jeff Jenkins of Glidden; a sister Wally Matri of Germany; five grandchildren: Kelly Kramer and his wife Bev of Carroll, Jeremy Kramer and his fiancée Jaime Evenhuse of Carroll, Nicholas Schultes and his special friend Abby Brincks of Willey, and Jackie and Jamie Willenborg of Dedham; four great-grandchildren: Kailey, Kaleb, Linkin and Nora; four sisters-in-law: Sue Fisher and her husband Everett, Sissy Stephens and her husband Bob, Karen Rogers, and Yvetta Jenkins, all of Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack in 1987, two sisters Renate and Margie, a brother Rainer and a brother-in-law Bill Jenkins.