In Memory of

Phyllis Elizabeth Jaminet

November 20, 1921 - March 5, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA

Phyllis Elizabeth Jaminet, the daughter of John and Lena (Gengler) Nilles was born November 20, 1921, in Plymouth County, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Remsen 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 the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughter’s. 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.

 On Monday, March 5, 2018, Phyllis passed away at the Garden’s Assisted Living at the age of 96. 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.

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

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa.
Father Randy Schon
Shawn Jaminet
Michael Jaminet
Cory Jaminet
Chad Puhrman
Dustin Puhrman
Aaron Jaminet
Ryan Jaminet
John Jaminet
Jacob Jaminet
Jesse Rose
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 4:00 p.m. rosay and a 7:00 p.m. rosary Friday at the funeral home.
Organist- Charlotte Groves
Vocalists- IC Funeral Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1:51 PM
“I'll always remember Phyllis as one of the mom's that accepted us kids for being kids and did not judge us too harshly when we did the things teenagers would try to get away with. My sympathy to all the Jaminet kids. You had a great mom. ”
- Guy Mendt
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:51 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Phyllis spent a lifetime raising a large and beautiful family. May her memories be treasured and her values for family love be modeled for years to come. ”
- Patricia Quinn
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:51 PM
“My condolences to the entire Jaminet family. Special thoughs and prayers to my friend Mary Rose. I have fond memories of Phyllis. May she rest in peace.

Karen Gravenish ”
- Karen Gravenish
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:51 PM
“Fred and family,

We were sorry to learn of your mom passing. We always enjoyed seeing her at mass and having a short chat afterward. She was a sweet lady. Please accept our sincere condolences.”
- Colleen and Stuart Smith
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:51 PM
“...a long and virtuous life lived out in 96 years - and what Joy/Peace and Rest now! Matthew 11:30 ..."My yoke is easy, My burden light" -- lived out daily, generously, blessedly by Phyllis who faithfully traveled the narrow road that leads to Eternal LIFE. She loved Holy Mass and that is the offering for her and all the family that I extend to you all at this time as her Memorial.
Fr. Gene Sitzmann

- Fr. Gene Sitzmann
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My folks were neighbors. Remember bailing, pouring concrete for the milk barn,and working on the moped by the garage and water tank. Prayers to your family ”
- Roger Olson
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“Randy and Chris, and family...deepest sympathy on the loss of your lovely Mom. She has certainly left a living legacy. God's Peace be with you all.”
- Diane Dunn Swanson
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