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Cherokee, Iowa

Phyllis Elizabeth Jaminet, 96, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at The Gardens Assisted Living in Cherokee.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. The Rev. Randy Schon will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 4 p.m., the family present 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Phyllis Elizabeth Jaminet, the daughter of John and Lena (Gengler) Nilles, was born on Nov. 20, 1921, in Plymouth County, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Remsen, Iowa, area, where she attended school and graduated from Remsen St. Mary's High School in 1939.

Phyllis was united in marriage to John Francis Jaminet on July 3, 1943. Phyllis lived in Washington, Oregon, and California during her first year of marriage while John was in the service. When he went overseas, she moved home. In 1945, when John got out of the service, they moved to Marcus, Iowa, and ran Jaminet's Repair and Service Station. They moved to the farm in 1950. John passed away in 1974. Phyllis moved to Cherokee in 1993.

Phyllis was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and tending to her flower garden. She also enjoyed traveling and was able to visit Rome, New Zealand, Australia, all of her children across the U.S.A., and various casinos. Most of all, Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She will lovingly be remembered by her children, Robert and Judy Jaminet of Sioux City, Randy and Chris Jaminet of Sherrard, Ill., Fred and Peggy Jaminet of Cherokee, Beverly and Roger McIntosh of Bakersfield, Calif., Linda and Larry Goodpasture of Mabank, Texas, Larry and Jane Jaminet of Cherokee, Donna and Paul Puhrmann of Cleghorn, Iowa, Terry and Dawn Jaminet of Iverness, Fla., Rick and Nancy Jaminet of Lynchburg, Va., and Mary and Nick Rose of Cleghorn; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Jaminet in 1974; her parents, John and Lena Nilles; and her siblings, Ted Nilles, Margaret Grage, Mary Ann Bush, and Martha Kohn.

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