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 Jeanette Ruth <I>Jarchow</I> Vossberg

Jeanette Ruth Jarchow Vossberg

Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Death 15 Oct 2017 (aged 92)
Shell Rock, Butler County, Iowa, USA
Burial Bremer County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 35853575 · View Source
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Jeanette Ruth Vossberg, 92, of Janesville, Iowa, passed away early Sunday morning, October 15, 2017, at Shell Rock Healthcare Center.

Jeanette was born on October 8, 1925, on the Henry Foot farm, Union Township, Fayette, Iowa, the daughter of Hazel (Foot) and Walter Herman Theodore Jarchow. She attended country school near Hawkeye, the same school her father attended growing up. Jeanette also attended school in Dubuque, Randalia, Hawkeye, West Union and graduated from Fayette High School. She then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Following her graduation, Jeanette moved with her parents to help her father farm at Waverly Junction, since it was war time and both her brothers were in the service.

Jeanette was confirmed and joined the Fayette Methodist Church and transferred her membership to the Janesville Methodist Church in 1945.

On August 24,1946, Jeanette married Edwin Fred Vossberg at Janesville United Methodist Church. The couple lived on the Vossberg farm west of Janesville until Edwin passed away in September of 1988. In March of 1989, Jeanette purchased a home at 830 South Main, Janesville.

Jeanette joined Shamrock Rebekah Lodge 296 in 1947, where she served as Financial Secretary for 18 years, and Recording Secretary for 31 years. She was a Sunday school teacher for 43 years, and a longtime member of Janesville United Methodist Women. She served as UMW president in 1956 and was named Woman of the Year in 1982. She also served as secretary to that group for many years. She served on many committees and helped plan and serve meals at the State Trap Shoot each year since 1958. She served as secretary on the Finance and Administrative Council of the church for many years. Jeanette served as one of the 4-H leaders of the Jacksonettes 4-H Club for 26 years, and as a 4-H judge for the Bremer County Fair and other fairs for many years. She was selected as a Friend of Extension of Bremer County in 1986. She also received other awards for her work in 4-H, and was also a charter member of the Good Neighbor Club. Jeanette liked to read and kept a daily journal. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking and baking, which was always from scratch. She was known for her wonderful cakes, cookies and pies!

Jeanette is survived by her son John Edwin Vossberg and his wife Carolyn Sue (Homeister), who live on the Vossberg farm west of Janesville; two grandchildren, Amy Sue Vossberg (Dusti Showalter) and Philip John (Meaghin) Vossberg; four great-grandchildren, Lilly and Logan Vossberg, and Chase and Sierra Showalter; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Edwin; her parents; three brothers, Harrison Henry, Richard Dean, and Merel Edward; and one sister, Geraldine May Roberts.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Janesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Carey officiating. Burial will follow at West Point Cemetery, rural Janesville. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, where there will be a 6:00 p.m. Rebekah service by Clarksville Rebekah Lodge 533. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Condolences may be left at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187

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  • Created by: Diane Zabel
  • Added: 13 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35853575
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jeanette Ruth Jarchow Vossberg (8 Oct 1925–15 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35853575, citing West Point Cemetery, Bremer County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Diane Zabel (contributor 46890112) .