|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1918|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 2005|
Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, Monday, January, 10, 2005
Jeanette D. "Jeddy'' Cleve, 86, of Davenport, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.
Celebration of Life services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Scott County Humane Society or to a favorite charity.
Jeanette Dorothy Goetsch was born Aug. 5, 1918, to Albert and Helda Struck Goetsch. She got the nickname Jeddy from her younger brother, Norm, who had a hard time saying Jeanette. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1936 and went to work in the offices of Dr. John Marker, where she received training to be a medical and laboratory technician. When Dr. Rosendorf joined the practice, Jeddy kept her own "black bag'' at home and would go out for the nighttime home deliveries. She was proud of the fact they never lost a mother or a baby.
On April 5, 1947, Jeddy married Carl Richard "Dick'' Cleve. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April 1997. He died Aug. 4, 1997. Their union was blessed with three children, Mary Lou, Rick and Mark. Jeddy loved being a mother. She was both a Brownie and Cub Scout leader and was very involved in her children's school activities. The children have fond memories of many summer vacation trips and all of the special things she did for them. In the later years, she also loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Her grandchildren have wonderful memories of many sleepovers and extended visits during the summer.
Jeddy loved music and most of all dancing. Jeddy and Dick belonged to the Terpsichorean Dance Club for many years and made a striking and graceful couple on the dance floor. They took numerous trips to Florida and enjoyed the close friends they made there. Hawkeye football games and tailgating were also a favorite pastime. Family pets were numerous and beloved, especially her new puppy. She loved collecting angels, eating hot fudge sundaes and planting summer flowers. She never failed to notice the beauties of nature. Jeddy always will be remembered as a beautiful woman who loved the color turquoise and had perfectly styled hair. Caring for and nurturing her family defined the essence of Jeddy's life. She will be deeply missed by family and those touched by her life.
Survivors (and spouses) include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Ron Dengler, Bettendorf; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Mary Cleve, Dallas, and Mark and Kathrine "Liz'' Cleve, Bettendorf; grandchildren, Dana (Holly) Chase and their daughter, Chase, Diane (Jim) Linehan, Matt Cleve, Ellen Winters, Zachary and Gretchen Cleve; brother, Norm Goetsch, Seattle; and brother and sister-in-law, Waldo and Kay Goetsch, Galesburg.
The family would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to all of the dedicated caregivers who helped Jeddy in recent years.
Albert Elmer Goetsch (1891 - 1955)
Wilhelda Perle Struck Goetsch (1891 - 1971)
Carl Richard Cleve (1918 - 1997)*
Waldo Elmer Goetsch (1917 - 2012)*
Jeanette Dorothy Goetsch Cleve (1918 - 2005)
Davenport Memorial Park
Created by: Carol (Schlueter) Long
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
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