Denice E. Jelinek, 66, of Evansdale, IA, formerly of Ackley, IA, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo, IA. Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020, at St. John's United Church in Ackley with Pastor DJ Steen officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes in Conrad, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Denice Elaine Johns was born September 16, 1953, in Ackley, to Verne and Darlene (Noble) Johns. She graduated from high school in Ackley and continued her education at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA, Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, and UNI in Cedar Falls, IA. Denice was employed at Tri-County Head Start where she retired from. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Denice is survived by her children: Simon Jelinek of Evansdale, Andrew Jelinek of Evansdale, Jill Jelinek of Evansdale; grandchildren: Syriauna, Taysen, Jordan, Ava, Kaden, Skylar, Chase, Bella; sister Patricia Johns of Cedar Rapids; brother Patrick (Melissa) Rowan of Ames, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Verne Wilbur Johns and Darlene (Noble) Rowan, grandparents Bert and Tina Noble, Allen and Anna Johns, and brother Marlin Johns.
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