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Jean Steensen - 80

11/6/1934 - 10/13/2015

Clinton, Iowa

Jean C. Steensen age 80 of Clinton passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 17th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Jean Carol Steensen was born on November 6, 1934 in Clinton, the daughter of Henry and Rose (Anderson) Loehndorf. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1952. She married Eugene R. Steensen on September 30, 1956 in Clinton. She was a member of Chancy Lutheran Church.

After high school Jean worked at Clinton National Bank as a secretary. She had been a home typist for Nielsen Clearing House when her children were in school. Later she was a secretary at Howes and Jeffries Real Estate and worked for Bob Berger Insurance, retiring in 1989. Jean was an excellent cook. She enjoyed going to the casino. She liked to eat out and take vacations, especially her Alaskan cruise in 2014. Her greatest joy was her family and she was proud of them.

Jean is survived by her husband Gene; her children Gail, Mark and Dan (Pat) Steensen all from Clinton; her granddaughter, Ashley; step-grandsons, Aaron Mink (Angie Jones) and Zach Mink (Amberlyn Meyermann) all from Clinton and her sister, Margaret (Duane) Reynolds of Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joan Campbell. Memorials may be made to Chancy Lutheran Church.

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Service:

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 17th at the Pape Funeral Home.

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