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Howard Jenrich, 70

Longtime Farmington resident, Howard Jenrich, 70, died peacefully at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Feb. 16, 2009.

He was born July 11, 1938 in New Rockford, N.D. He married Darlene Bush in 1958. Howard was a mechanic in the Air Force, retired from Northwest Airlines in 2000 and continued his other passions: woodworking, handyman work, photography, computer work, gardening and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Clarence Jenrich; and sisters Margo Dockter and Sharon Aaker.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Darlene; daughter Natalie (Jim) Bormann; sons Mark Jenrich, Scott (Lindsay) Jenrich, Allen (Jodi) Jenrich, Ryan (Larisa) Jenrich; 10 grandchildren, Kiel (Jeni) Bormann, Ashley, Alesha, Whitney, Shaye, Gunner, Madison, Ty, Bode and Zeke; great-grandchildren, Austin, Piper and Kenzie; siblings, Roger (Sharon), Sheila(Norm), Kathy (Ed), Greg (Marge), David (Kathy) and Patricia (Don); along with many other family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Feb. 21 at St. Michaels Church in Farmington. Arrangements are by White Funeral Home, Farmington, 651-463-7374.