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Roxanne Jessen


Roxanne M. Jessen, 63, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Her life was celebrated by her family in a small private memorial Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Funeral arrangements are with Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be directed to the family at

Roxanne leaves behind her children — Angela, Bill, Nick and Meghan — and their families, including six grandchildren; and her sister Brenda Herthel and Brenda’s children and grandchildren.

Roxanne was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Eleanore Jessen, and her brother, James Jessen.

Her family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations instead be made to charities helping women and children such as Assure Women’s Center ( or Lydia House (, two charities that Roxanne regularly supported.

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