Verlyn N. Jinkins

Oct. 9, 1926 – Feb. 17, 2011

Verlyn N. Jinkins of Waukesha died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in the Town of Mifflin, to Arnold and Mabel (nee Williams) Jinkins.

Verlyn proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. For 31 years, he worked as an accountant for Jack Griffin Ford. On April 21, 1956, he married the former Helen Garvey at Rewey Methodist Church in Rewey. He was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Helen of Waukesha; along with their children, Debra (Michael) Wolf of Wales, Brenda (Daniel) Holmes of New Berlin, Barry (Laurie) Jinkins of Eagle and Jeffry Jinkins of Waukesha; grandchildren, Scott (Julia) Holmes, Ross Jinkins, Kyle Jinkins and Nicole Jinkins; and greatgrandchildren, Caden and Scarlet Holmes. He is further survived by his brother-in-law, Kenneth Garvey; sister-in-law, Donna Garvey; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Jinkins, and brother-in-law, Charles Garvey.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Feb. 20, at Salem United Methodist Church, 541 Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53186. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Mifflin Cemetery in Mifflin. Please meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Verlyn’s name are appreciated to Salem United Methodist Church (address above) or the Wisconsin Parkinson’s Association, 945 N. 12th St., Suite 4602, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.