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Swensen, Jeanette Lorraine (Parr) (1931 - 2021)

SWENSON, DOBERNECKER, PARR, SCHECHINGER, JACOBSEN, JENSEN, CONEY, KEMMISH

Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/8/2021 at 18:56:45

Name of deceased: Jeanette Lorraine Swensen (nee Parr)

Aged: 90 yrs, 2 mo, 5 days

Residence: Elm Crest Retirement Home; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Born: Feb. 12, 1931; location not provided

Died: April 17, 2021; Elm Crest Retirement Home, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Private family graveside service held at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Kimballton, Shelby County, IA

Survived by: Daughters, Cindy (spouse, John) Schechinger of rural Harlan, IA, Penny (spouse. Neal) Jacobsen of rural Jacksonville, IA, and Michelle (spouse, Kelly) Jacobsen of rural Elk Horn, IA; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Ed and Helen (nee Dobernecker) Parr; husband, Levi; sisters, Louise Jensen, Norma Coney, and Genevieve Kemmish

Education: Attended school in Neola, IA and Beebeetown, IA and graduated from Persia (IA) High School, Class of 1948

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Levi Swensen; Dec. 8, 1950; Little Brown Church, Nashua, IA

Employment: Employed in Harlan until after her marriage; she then worked on the military base at Fort Sill, OK, where her husband was stationed. After Levi returned from Korea, they owned and operated a trucking company out of Corley, IA. They sold the trucking business and purchased a farm south of Harlan, IA and operated a dairy, raised hogs and farmed. Jeanette worked with Levi, driving trucks, milking cows, doing fieldwork, and raising hogs, all while she was also raising 3 children as well.. In 1982, they sold the dairy and they bought a hog farm north of Atlantic, IA, where they raised breeding stock for Farmers Hybrid. They retired in 1992.

Hobbies/Interests: loved yardwork; helping with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


 

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