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Jessie E. Emery

January 25, 1929 - January 12, 2021

Jessie Ervin Wells Emery of Mabel passed away on 12 Jan 2021 at the age of 91 years old.  He was born 25 Jan 1929 to John and Vera Conklin Emery in rural Winneshiek county.

He attended rural schools around Bluffton, Iowa.  He was inducted into the Army on 24 Jan 1951, served as military police and was honorably discharged on 19 July 1956.  He was married to the love of his life, Phyllis Larson, on 30 Jan 1954 at Mabel First Lutheran Church.  He did construction work and was a farmer until 2017, retiring at the age of 89.  Jessie was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and a member American Legion Club Post 299 of Mabel, Minnesota.  He loved spending time with family, hunting and farming and had a passion for anything Allis Chalmers. 

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis, 4 children – Jackie Emery, Jessica (Charlie) Arnold, Carol (Scott) Raines, and Phillip (DeAnn) Emery; 7 grandchildren – Jesse (Jessica) Matthews, Leah Matthews, Beth Hardinger, Shelly and Robert Raines, Kyle and Eric Emery; 7 Great grandchildren – Grace, Jessie Allen, Lauren, Avery, Hannah, Leila and Teegan.  He is also survived by 2 sisters – Nell Jane Ewing and Beverly Berg, numerous nieces and nephews, and day-care “grandkids” who called him Grandpa.

He was preceded in death by his siblings – Tom, Raymond, Lenora Selinger, Dean, Roger, Arland, Betty Guhl and JoAnn Emery.

The funeral will be held at Mabel First Lutheran Church, Saturday 16 Jan 2021 at 1 PM.  Visitation will be from 12:00 – 1:00.  COVID precautions will be in place.