Jeanette Jorgensen


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Posted Online: March 12, 2013, 4:36 pm
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Jeanette Mae Jorgensen, 92, of Davenport, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Good Samaritan Home, Davenport, after a lengthy illness.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with visitation one hour prior. Burial is at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Jeanette was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Davenport, to Arthur and Helma Nuessle Detmers.
Surviving are her sisters, Lillian Smithe and Barbara (Rex) Clasen; five nieces; and seven nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Albert Jorgensen.














 




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