Jenny Joanne Trigg

December 1, 2021Obituaries
Jenny Joanne Trigg

Longtime Sturgis resident Jenny Joanne Trigg died Thursday, November 25, 2021, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jenny was born at home to Harold and Iva Mae (Cooke) Trigg on March 3, 1935 in Alva, WY.  She moved at eight years old, growing up at Elm Springs, SD, attending high school in Sturgis and Wasta, and graduating in 1953 as valedictorian. She attended Spearfish Teachers College and taught one year at Powers School, Meade County near Wasta.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in accounting at American Business College in 1980.

She married and divorced Wesley Printz, April 1, 1955 and January 10, 1977 respectively. Jenny ran a private kindergarten and day care 1963-1966.  She volunteered for Girl Scouts as leader, Camping Advisor, and Day Camp Director for 10 different day camps.  She also served on the Black Hills Girl Scout Camping Committee earning the top award in adult Girl Scouting, the Thanks Badge. During those years, she accompanied girls to National Center West, Worland, WY, and Yellowstone Park and escorted a troop to camp at Cherry Creek Dam near Denver, CO.  She worked at Sparrow’s Bakery, Sturgis, 1975-1976 before being employed by the Fort Meade Veteran Affairs Hospital January 1977-June 2000.

Jenny was an active member in Alkali Busy Bees CFEL, Black Hills Corral Westerners International, Sturgis Area Arts Council, Fort Meade Museum Association, Red Hat Fillies, Black Hills Volksmarch Association, Northern Hills Chapter of Retired Gov. Employees, and the Presbyterian Church.  At church she served as deacon two terms, call person for funerals, Presbyterian Women treasurer, and volunteer for special events.

Surviving her are five children: Debra (Rick) Palomino, Herndon, VA; James (Nancy) Printz, Lanark, IL; Carol (Hugh) Brechtel, Rapid City, SD; Cheryl (Henry) Wiechern, Emerson, MB, Canada; Trent (Maggie) Printz, Culpepper, VA; five siblings: Betty Trigg, Gillette, WY; Robert (Becky) Trigg, Rozet, WY; Peggy Mann, Plains, MT; Steven Trigg, Ocean Park, WA; and Erin Trigg, Winnemuka, NV; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, four brothers, one sister, and one great granddaughter.

Memorial services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Sturgis, SD, Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m.  Inurnment will follow at Elem Springs Cemetery about 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elm Springs Community Cemetery and the First Presbyterian Church of Sturgis.

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