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Jilaine J. Jenkins

MARQUETTE, MI- Jilaine J. Jenkins, 63, of Marquette, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, April 27, 2024, at her home.

She was born January 3, 1961 in Menominee, a daughter of the late Raymond and Patricia (Grabowski) Jenkins. She grew up there and was a 1979 graduate of Menominee High School.

Jilaine loved cooking and worked at several restaurants, including Hardees, where she was employed for over 20 years.

She was a former member of the Eagles and VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, was an avid Green Bay Packers and NASCAR fan and spending time with her grandchildren.

Jilaine is survived by her significant other, Jeff Alanen of Marquette; children, Heather (Jason) DeMenter of Escanaba, Michael (Shayna) Hohl of Menominee and Tyler Larson of Marinette, WI; stepdaughter, Ann Alanen of Ishpeming; grandchildren, Jonathan, Lucas, Lincoln, Oliver and Emery; siblings, Michael (Kathy Adamson) Jenkins of Wisconsin and Jana (Paul) Foote of Menominee; nieces, Jacinda Jenkins and Jenna Nielson; and good friend, Frog; and her pets, her dog Bandit and cat Bella.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Linda.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a memorial service at 6:00 PM at Cadieu Funeral Home, 549 10th Avenue, Menominee, MI.

Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family where memories can be shared at fassbenderswansonhansen.com.