Douglas Jones

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Douglas Jones
Douglas Jones


Douglas Jones


Douglas Jones


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Charleston, SC USA
Spouse/Partner Mary Pat
Occupation Retired teacher and wind farm developer
Children Lori born 1970-2015
Katie born 1977
Andy born 1983

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Posted on: Aug 19, 2021 at 1:19 PM

Thought some of you might like to see this recipe from the Taco House

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Posted on: Aug 08, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Well, as I AGE I’m slowing down a bit. Every July we are billed for our ad-free website and domain name. This year it was $275. I have put up the DONATE button again although it might not work right away. Please donate what you can afford. If we all donate a little it doesn’t take long to reach our goal. I will take the donate button down when our goal is reached. Thanks for your support as always

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Jul 10, 2021 at 1:37 PM

Stan passed away in September of 2017

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Jul 10, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Below is the obituary of Karla Koenck’s mother. Our condolences to Karla and her family.

Virginia (Deda) Myrtle Behrens, daughter of Ebb and Eva (Brown) Brinkley was born April 24, 1924, in Clay County, Iowa, where her childhood years were spent. She graduated from Spencer High School on May 19, 1941. She was baptized in 1942, and confirmed at First English Lutheran Church on March 30, 1947, in Spencer, Iowa.

Virginia married Milo (Mike) Koenck in Royal, Iowa, on October 14, 1945. To this union two daughters were born. Milo passed away in 1964.

On November 27, 1970, Virginia and Ervin Behrens were married at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa, and farmed north of Everly until retirement. Ervin passed away in 2010.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Ervin and Mike; seven brothers: George, Wes, Verne, Dale, Kenneth, Roy and Donald; six sisters: Lela Swanson, Helen Hoffman, Loretta Iverson, Ruby Fitzloff, Margaret Johanson and Mary Schoning.

Virginia is survived by daughters: Karla (David) Clegg of Vancouver, WA, and Cindy Koenck of Longmont, CO; stepchildren: Leo (Kathy) Behrens of Everly, IA, Dorothy Brinkley (Gary) of Hampton, IA, Donna Hazelton of Owatonna, MN, Mary Luchtel of Byron, MN, and Paul (Kris) Behrens of Spencer, IA; 11 grandchildren; 13-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Virginia enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing cards and games (especially Scrabble) and family gatherings. She was a great cook and will long be remembered by her family for those great chocolate brownies and her famous macaroni and cheese. If you hadn’t studied Scrabble dictionary, it was hard to compete against her.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church at 1525 Three Cross RD, Milford, IA 51351 to help build their new drive-in worship complex.

Funeral services will take place 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 10 at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer.

Services will be live-streamed a
Pastor Lee Laaveg
Troy Schmidt
Jeff Brinkley
Nate Brinkley
Keith Halfwassen
Brad Behrens
Greg Behrens
Christopher Hazelton
James Hansen
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
"How Great Thou Art"
"Wind Beneath My Wings"
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"

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Apr 12, 2021 at 8:23 PM

Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 at 6:21 PM

We have learned of the passing of the significant other of classmate Linda Mann, Dr. Timothy Menke. Our condolences to Linda and family.

Timothy Berton Menke, DDS, FAGD, age 69, son of Lester and Kathlyn Menke, passed away on April 8, 2021, in Spencer, Iowa, in hospice care following a short illness.

Tim was born on November 21, 1951, in Cherokee, Iowa, and grew up on a farm near Calumet. He was an energetic and fun-loving child who was active in 4-H, showing livestock at the O'Brien County Fair. Tim served as president of the 1970 class at Sutherland Community High School, where he played basketball, ran track, participated in drama, music, forensics, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended the University of South Dakota and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1974. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the University of Iowa Dental School, graduating in 1977.

Dr. Menke ran a successful dental practice in Cherokee for more than forty years, providing the community with compassionate dental care. He viewed it as an honor and privilege to serve his patients, who fondly referred to him as "Doc." Tim was a life-long learner who earned a Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 2011. He also acted as a clinical training mentor for CEREC CAD-CAM technology at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ from 2013-2014. Tim was a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He served a term as President of the Iowa Academy of General Dentistry.

Tim took great pride in serving three terms on the Cherokee School Board and was board president for eight years. He served on the Bethlehem Lutheran Church council and was involved in many community organizations, including the Jaycees, Rotary Club, and the Cherokee Community Theatre.

After retiring in 2018, he moved to Spencer with his significant other, Linda Mann. Tim enjoyed studying piano, gardening, golfing, boating, camping, fishing, and traveling. He also had a love of grilling and cooking. Tim was a man of strong faith, attending Hope Church in Spencer and was a member of the men's Bible study group.

He is survived by his significant other, Linda Mann of Spencer; son, Nicholas Menke (Ruta Pareigis Menke) of Davenport; daughter, Abby Menke Freeman (Brad Freeman) of Austin, Texas; former wife, Virginia Menke of Cherokee; brother, Daniel Menke (Patricia) of Calumet; sisters, Anne Menke (Sarah Dumke) of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Sarah Menke-Fish (Don Fish) of Potomac, Maryland. He will be missed by his four adoring grandchildren, Nolan, Aubree, Evelina, and McKenna, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is also fondly remembered by Linda's family: Darren (Raquel) Mann of Murray; Lisa (Todd) Cline of Altoona; and Linda's grandchildren Tyler (Ashley) Christle, Caitlyn Christle, Kathleen (Roger) Kelly, Cody, Sierra, and Savannah Mann; Linda's great-grandchildren, Khia, Addison, Claire, Beckett, and William, and all of Linda's siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Kathlyn Menke, brother, David, and sister, Mary, who passed away of Spina Bifida at a young age.

At Tim's request, the family will hold a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Spina Bifida Association,
Under "Give Online," select "Donate in memory or in honor of", or a gift in Dr. Menke’s memory to support the College of Dentistry Patient Assistance Fund at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. Contributions can be submitted online, Donation Form – Gift Details.

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Mar 14, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Nancy Enger ask me to pass along the following information from the Class of 66:

Teri Thompson (Mart) Kinsey passed away in Des Moines on March 9, 2021. She was married to Ron Mart ‘66 who passed away in October of 2013. Both had lost their battles with cancer. Our sympathies to her family.

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We have recently upgraded our class website so that each page has its own secure certificate so that you can rest assured that all the info you share on our site is safe and secure

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Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 at 2:58 PM

We received word that Brent Rice, brother of classmate Rhonda Rice passed away this week of Lewy Body Dementia Our sympathy to Rhonda and family

We also received word of the sudden death of Chris Nielsen ‘63? Our sympathy to his family also.

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Dec 01, 2020 at 1:58 PM

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Aug 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Jim Zinn passed away on August 17 2020   Details to follow

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Posted on: Aug 18, 2020 at 7:38 PM

I was able to talk with Tim Cliffords family today Tim has been confined to an Alzheimer’s unit in Prescott AZ for about three years. His family talks to him every day for about 20 minutes He asks the same questions and repeats himself a lot. They Skype with him once a week. I hope you can each take a moment to say a prayer or hold Tim in your heart. He is a great guy and this is such an awful disease Thanks

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2020 at 8:22 PM

We have received news from Jodi (Mori) Toombs of the loss of her husband Bill last December just before Christmas. She was thankful that their children and grandchildren were all able to be there as that would not have been possible in today’s environment. She reports that she is doing okay and has family close by and a loving community. We offer our sincerest sympathy to Jodi and her family.

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2020 at 12:41 PM

The Jones’ twins, born to Andrew and Victoria. Mary Pat and I are proud grandparents again!

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Posted on: Jul 28, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Happy belated birthday.

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