Lewis Jinks Birthday


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Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 11:15 am
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Lewis R. Jinks, 658 Prentiss, New Boston, will be honored with an open house on April 20 in observance of his 90th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 4 p.m. at his home.
Mr. Jinks was born on April 23, 1923. He married Betty Clauson on March 7, 1948, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Aledo. Betty passed away on Aug. 17, 2010.
His children are Elizabeth Decker, of Round Rock, Texas; and Kristen (Rami) Nelson-Boutros, of Iowa City, Iowa. He has five grandchildren.
He was the owner of Lew Jinks Funeral Homes in Mercer County, retiring in 1992. He worked as a funeral director at the former Knox-Larson Funeral Home in Rock Island for 23 years prior to purchasing six funeral homes in Mercer County. He is a former member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aledo and St. James Lutheran in Rock Island. He attends Keithsburg Christian Church.












 



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