Obit: Clendenning, Jeanette I. (1924 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Clendenning, Curran, Keller, Pries, Shin

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 11/20/2014

Clendenning, Jeanette I. (Curran) (28 OCT 1924 - 19 NOV 2014)

Jeanette I. Clendenning, 89, Rib Lake, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at her home, under the care of her family and hospice.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Rib Lake, with Rev. Kyochul Shin officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Jeanette Curran was born on Dec. 17, 1924 in Rib Lake to the late Chester Leo and Augusta Ida (Pries) Curran. She attended Ward Grade School and was a 1942 graduate of Rib Lake High School. She moved to Milwaukee at the end of World War II in 1945 and worked at International Harvester, then in 1946 she moved to Chicago, Ill., where she worked at Great Lakes NAVAL. She then worked for an insurance company before working at Johnson & Johnson for 10 years.

On Aug. 13, 1966 at First Methodist Church in Taylor Falls, Minn., she married Melvin "Spike" H. Clendenning, who preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2003. She returned to Rib Lake in 1966 and was employed by Taylor County as the register in probate for 24 years until her retirement in 1985.

She was a member of Rib Lake United Methodist Church, Rib Lake Community Club, Lehman-Clendenning American Legion Auxiliary, Rib Lake United Methodist Church Women's Society, Rib Lake Library Partners and Rib Lake T.O.P.S., and a past member of Thursday evening women's bowling league and Saturday evening mixed couples bowling league. She enjoyed camping, cross country skiing, bowling and traveling in the United States and overseas.

Survivors include a daughter, Gwen Clendenning of Evansville; a step-son, Mel (Pat) Clendenning of Rib Lake; a step-daughter, Lori (Russ) Keller of Streamwood, Ill.; two step-grandchildren, Sarah and Timothy Clendenning; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a step-son, John Clendenning; a step-daughter, Linda Padilla; two brothers, Harold and Marlin Curran; and a sister, Lorraine Nebeker.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for future designation.

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