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Jonna Elkrog Henwood

Jonna Elkrog Henwood
Jonna Elkrog Henwood
- April 3, 2018

Jonna Elkrog Henwood 70, of Spearfish died Thursday March 29, 2018.

Jonna was born in Stib Denmark on 6 of June 1947 and raised by her maternal grandparents. While her grandmother tried to teach her household duties, she spent more time with her grandfather in his shop learning to use all his tools. She also went out on his fishing boat no matter what the weather (usually tied to the mast). She married Eb Johansen in 1965 and to this union a son, Johnny was born in 1966. She moved with her son to Germany around 1975 to learn to be a tailor. After ten years she returned to Denmark but her adventurous nature soon had her looking for something new. She signed a contract with the Danish/Artic Contractors and was sent to Thule Air Base Greenland in 1986. It was there she met the love of her life Air Force Security Specialist Technical Sergeant Doug Henwood. Being single parents they had a lot in common and spent many hours talking. She even went on patrol with him on many occasions. On 27 November 1987 they were married in Spearfish, South Dakota at Doug’s parents home so his sons (Charles and Clifford) could give permission for them to marry. Soon the two families were one. During the next thirty years Jonna and her sweetie were always together. After her husband’s retirement from the USAF they moved to Spearfish. Jonna enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafting and yard sales. She was a strong supporter of the American Legion, Spearfish Veterans Monument, Spearfish Honor Guard and anything that supported veterans. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was very involved for many years with the Western Hills Humane Society. Her love of animals had no limits. She could walk into a room of people she didn’t know and walk out an hour later with everyone a new close friend. Anyone she met she considered part of her family and welcome at her home at any time. She had a warm smile, sparkling eyes and spunky personality.

She is survived by her husband, Doug, Spearfish, her son, Johnny Vinike Elkrogh (Marianne) Odense, Denmark; her son, Chief Petty Officer Charles Henwood (Sarika) Lemoore, California; her son, Clifford Henwood (Rebecca Miller) Rapid City, South Dakota; granddaughters; Mona Sorenson, Louise Hansen, Ea Nygaard and Daniel Nygaard all from Denmark; granddaughter Jasmine Henwood and grandson Benjamin Henwood, Lemoore, California; grandsons, Cody and James Miller, Rapid City, South Dakota; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be at 10am, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Spearfish United Methodist Church, inurnment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Spearfish Veterans Monument.

Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com

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