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Jeanne Ranae Nehman

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April 6, 1957 - December 26, 2023


A Memorial service for Jeanne Nehman will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Whittemore. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, prior to the service at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Jeanne Ranae Nehman, daughter of Tom and Arliss (Adams) Rich, was born April 6, 1957, in Algona. She attended St. Cecelia Catholic School. As a young girl Jeanne was involved with Girl Scouts and 4-H. She started piano lessons and learned to play by ear. Family members were awakened some mornings by the sound of her playing. Jeanne attended Bishop Garrigan High School where she was active in Drill Team and Choir, graduating in 1975. She then continued her education at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City where she obtained her business degree.

Jeanne’s career was in business sales. While employed at Sink Paper Company in Des Moines she met her future husband Rick, who was also working in the sales department there. They were married April 3, 1999, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale. The couple made their home in West Des Moines. Jeanne retired in 2020.

Jeanne was someone who liked to take charge, but she was also a tender-hearted and giving person. As the oldest daughter, she was the mother hen of the family. Though she had no children of her own, she doted on her many beloved nieces and nephews who were so very important to her. Jeanne enjoyed reading, playing cards and watching old movies, especially musicals. She was an excellent cook. She treasured her time spent with family and friends. Jeanne’s faith was most important to her. She attended Bible Study and knew the Bible very well. She was a very faith-filled individual.

She died Dec. 26 at MercyOne in Des Moines. She was 66.

Jeanne is survived by her mother Arliss Rich, husband Rick Nehman, siblings JoAnn (Dan) Curran, Jackie (Steve) Tielbur, Jerry (Bev) Rich, Jon Rich, Judy (Tom) Terwilliger, Jane Christensen, and Joel (Robbie) Rich, mother-in-law Mashino Nehman and sister-in-law Miko Nehman. Survivors also include her many nieces and nephews: Jordan (Lisa) Porter and their baby Malcolm, Melanie Brown, Nicole Acoff, Kyle Curran, Jordan Curran, Tyler Tielbur, Brittany Gatta, Lauren Tielbur, Keith Rich, Sarah Hoffmann, Madison Croft, Ben Harper, Aubrey Terwilliger, Haylee Terwilliger, Noah Christensen, Brynne Christensen, Shelby Christensen, Hannah Christensen, Alex Kenne, Dylan Kenne and Isabel Rich;  and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Jeanne was preceded in death by her father Tom Rich, brothers Jeff Rich and Jim Rich, and sister Janet Harper.

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