Jennifer A. Dunkel, 42, of Dyersville, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer.

Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.

Visitation continued from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Kramer Funeral Home, where a memorial service commenced at 10:30 a.m. Burial followed at St. Francis Cemetery.

Jennifer was born Aug. 11, 1978, in Iowa City, the daughter of Paul and Susan (Digman) Dunkel. She married and had two beautiful children, but later divorced.

She graduated from Western Dubuque High School with the Class of 1997 and attended Capri College in Dubuque. She was a manager at Payless Shoes and later at Walgreens, until she became ill.

She was a very caring individual, who put others before herself. She loved her family and friends, camping, birdwatching and bargain hunting at sales.

Jennifer is survived by her two children, Mitchell and Ziva; parents, Paul and Sue Dunkel of Dyersville; one brother, Terry (Carmen Koelker) Dunkel, and their children, Cole and Kylee of Rickardsville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ralph and Alice Digman; paternal grandparents, James and Lorraine Dunkel; uncles: James Dunkel, Jr, Steven and James Digman, and Ernie Offerman.

Information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Cards may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.