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Jean Iseminger


Jean Iseminger, 84, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at home.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 17 at Radiant Life Church (2410 W. First Street in Sioux City). Arrangement are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.

Jean was born on March 23, 1932 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  She was the youngest of three children of Clarence and Selma (Moen) Bahnson. She was raised and educated in Inwood, Iowa.

After graduating from high school, she married Wes Iseminger on August 3, 1952.  During their married life, they lived in Oceanside, California; Canton, South Dakota; Alcester, South Dakota; Hull, Iowa; and Moville, Iowa. She spent the last eight years in Sioux City.

They also enjoyed traveling together. They made it to almost all of the 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

Her only desire in life was to be a housewife and mother. She did work for a time in the family business, and for ten years at Marian Health Center, but the focus of her life was her church and her family.  The biggest joy in her life was being involved in her children and grandchildren’s daily lives.

In her younger years, she enjoyed cooking and bowling, and she was a long-time Cub fan.

In spite of her many health struggles over the years, Jean maintained her faith and her positive attitude.

She was blessed to have had the help of many wonderful healthcare providers, including those at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center, Family Healthcare of Siouxland and Unity Point Home Healthcare.  She was also blessed to have the support of her church family and her wonderful neighbors and friends.

She will missed terribly by those who thought of her as the most perfect wife, mother and grandmother — including her husband of 64 years, Wes; her four children: Steve (Karen) Iseminger of Sioux City; Cindy O’Kane of Sioux City; Susan (Terry) Scheehle of Tucson, Arizona; and Chris (Rick) Zarkos of Sergeant Bluff; 10 beloved grandchildren; and 13 precious great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

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