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Betty Lou (Rodencal) Jenks

October 26, 1939 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 81)


Betty Lou (Rodencal) Jenks, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 06, 2020, due to complications from COVID 19. 

Betty is survived by her loving husband, Calvin Jenks, daughters Julie (Larry) Johannes of Wild Rose, Kelly (Dale) Waala of Waupaca, Lisa (Chad) Streck of Appleton, and son Matt (Lori) Jenks of Appleton, grandchildren Kimberly Johannes, Kenneth Johannes, Chelsea (Kevin) Doro, Preston Waala, Jens Streck, Erik Streck, Madalyn Jenks, and Islea Jenks. Sister and brother-in-laws, Erna Frederick, Donna Jenks, Dan and Leola Jenks, Allan Manske, and Larry Jenks. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Blanche Rodencal, brother, Dennis Rodencal and his wife, Irma. Father and Mother-in-law, John and Mrytle Jenks. Brother and sister in-laws, Doug Jenks, Eugene Jenks, Darlene Manske, and Evelyn Jenks.

Betty was born in the Town of Leon on October 26, 1939, to Edward E. and Blanche M. (Wilson) Rodencal. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1957. She married the love of her life, Calvin Jenks, on August 10, 1957.  They were blessed with 63 years of marriage together.

Betty worked at Shelmet Precision Casting Co. Inc. for many years, she enjoyed babysitting, served on the Election Board, and was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She loved going to Hayward, WI every year with her family and fishing. She had fun traveling with family and having a good laugh with her brother. She was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and liked entering sweepstakes.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Hilltop Cemetery, Saxeville, WI. Due to covid concerns, there will be no gathering after the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to dementia research at or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wild Rose, WI. The Maple Crest Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Jenks family.

We want to thank the staff at Rosemore Village for their compassion and care.

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Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

10:30 AM
Hilltop Cemetery, Saxeville

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