1969-2013

Kari Lynn Jones, 43, of Okoboji, a Carroll native, died in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Jones suffered major injuries in her home in Okoboji and was cared for at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll with the Rev. Tim Boekelman officiating. Britney Bohnenkamp will provide a vocal tribute to her mother. Burial will be at a later date.

Kari Lynn, daughter of Krysti Bohnenkamp, was born Dec. 26, 1969, in Carroll. She lived in several communities in Iowa and attended school wherever she was living. She graduated from Milford High School in 1988. Kari worked as a waitress in many different areas of Iowa. She loved living in Okoboji with her grandparents. While living in Carroll, she attended Des Moines Area Community College, earning dean's list honors.

On Sept. 17, 2009, Kari married Charles Jones in Denison where they had met. Shortly thereafter they moved to Okoboji, a very important community for Kari. She was primarily a homemaker.

While in high school Kari played volleyball and basketball earning all-conference honors. She enjoyed all sports and played sand volleyball after high school. Kari also loved all animals, especially cats and dogs. Of utmost importance to Kari were her two children, Britney and Jacob. She also expressed her love of children by her interaction with Chuck's grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Chuck Jones of Okoboji; two children, Britney Bohnenkamp of Arcadia and Jacob Kovacevich of Ankeny; mother, Krysti Bohnenkamp, of Denison; siblings, Staci (Steve) Albert of Le Mars, Kelli Tech of Denison, Kayci (Lance) Britton of Sioux City, Aymi Julich of Sioux City, Mysti Julich of Sioux City, Kyle Tech of Denison and Kevin Tech of Denison; uncles J.R. (Sheila) Bohnenkamp of Sioux Center, Dale (Ellen) Bohnenkamp of Spencer, Joe Bohnenkamp of Syracuse, Neb., Gerry Zavitz of Arizona and Duane Zavitz of Arizona; aunts Lori (Mark) Anderson of Indiana, Tammy Stout of Carroll and Patty Brower of Carroll; many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Kari in death are her grandparents Merrill and Angie Bohnenkamp; brother Bryan Julich; and uncle Ronnie Zavitz.