Ronnie Eugene Joenks
February 6, 2019


Services for Ronnie Eugene Joenks were held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the First Congregational Church in Spencer. The Rev. Wendy Van Tassell officiated.

Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Peterson. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Eugene Joenks, son of Kenneth and Hilda (Plagman) Joenks, was born Nov. 23, 1940 in Spencer. His family later moved to Rossie where Ronnie received his education, graduating from Rossie High School in 1958.

On Sept. 7, 1959, Ronnie was united in marriage to Barbara Williams at the United Methodist Church in Sioux Rapids. To this union three children were born. They made their home and raised their children in Rossie.

Following high school, Ronnie went to work for Johnston Automotive in Spencer and later was employed at Merrill Company and Eaton Corporation. Ronnie then worked at the Ethanol Plant in Storm Lake before operating his own mechanic and maintenance shop at his home in Rossie.

Ronnie was a member of the First Congregational Church in Spencer. He had served on various boards in the church as well as helping in other capacities during services.

Ronnie passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 in Rochester, MN, at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Jeanna Joenks; and brother-in-law, Ronny Langholz.

He is survived by his wife, Barb of Spencer; his children, Jim Joenks of Everly, Neil (Cathy) Joenks of Rossie and Shannon Van Daalen of Waverly; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; his sister, Judy Langholz; as well as other relatives and many friends.

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