In Memory of

Jeanne Marie Ravnsborg

May 27, 1952 - June 23, 2017
Jeanne Marie Ravnsborg, the daughter of Vernon and Betty (Mangels) Gordon was born May 27, 1952 in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent on the family farm near Cherokee. She attended Meriden-Cleghorn High School and graduated in 1970. After graduation she moved to Iowa City, IA and worked as a nurse's aide. She returned to Cherokee and then worked at the Villa Nursing Home. On November 9, 1973, she was united in marriage to Rich Ravnsborg at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. They were blessed with one son, Jason. In 1980, they built a home on 11 acres near Quimby. Jeanne worked from home helping to raise their son, taking care of the acreage and assisting with the livestock. Jeanne enjoyed cross stitch, canning, and cooking, all of which earned her ribbons at the county fairs over the years. She also enjoyed gardening and babysitting a number of children in the area for many years. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. On June 23, 2017, Jeanne passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee at the age of 65. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Betty Gordon; and one brother-in-law, Jerry Massengale. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Rich Ravnsborg of Quimby, IA; son, Jason Ravnsborg of Yankton, SD; three sisters: her twin, Joanne Massengale of Monticello, KY, Pam Harrmann of Paullina, IA, and Nancy (Norm) Hill of Sutherland, IA; she is also survived by several nieces; nephews; and friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Daniel Guenther
CASKET BEARERS
Bruce Husman Mark Husman Tim Nelson John Gordon Alex Hemple Larry Sprick
VISITATION
Public visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday night with the family present at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
Organist- Charlotte Groves I.C. Funeral Choir
INTERMENT
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:17 AM
“I still can't believe Jeanne is not here. Jeanne was strong and I expected her to go on like the ever ready battery...We had so much unfinished business...don't we all and suddenly it's too late.We will finish in heaven...love you, Jeanne”
- pam
Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with you all. Jeanne was so wonderful babysitting our kids, and Jamie and I always knew they were in such great care!!! ”
- Karmen Hodgdon
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Rich and Jason, I'm so sorry to hear about Jeanne. She was a wonderful neighbor. I'll never forget how she helped my daughter Kerri many years ago when she wrecked her car and ran to your house for help. She calmed both of us down and was such a blessing to us. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.”
- Ginger (Husman) Nelson
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Dear family of Jeanne,
My deepest sympathies to you on your loss. I was a classmate of Jeanne and have memories of our years together. I'm sure she will be greatly missed. May God comfort you during your loss.”
- Mary Lynn Mogensen Glasser
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with you and your family.”
- William Joines
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“ I join in sorrow and supportive prayer, family, at this time. Jeanne was upbeat and always generous with time and talent offered to neighbors, friends and community. She'll fit right in with what we all hope to be - a Heavenly, Peaceful and Joyous Eternal Life. ”
- Fr. Gene Sitzmann
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Deepest sympathies to you Jason and your family. So young. We join you in looking forward to the great reunion someday which we have been promised.”
- Sam & Jennifer Kooiker
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Jeanne's death! My deepest sympathy to Rich and Jason.”
- Debbie Courtright
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May our Lord Jesus fill you with his peace and remind you of the hope that you will see her again in heaven.”
- Pastor Barb and Members of Quimby Church.
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Rick and Jason you have our sympathy Jeanne was one fine lady I'll miss our phone calls.”
- Betty Woltman
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of Jeanne. Everytime I would see her in Fareway when I worked there I had to make sure I talked to her just to see how she was doing. She will be greatly missed. ”
- Lindsay Pelletier Wright
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Jason so sorry to hear about ur mom my thoughts and prayers are with u all”
- Amy Strahmann
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Rich & Jason ~ I'm so sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace cousin Jeannie. ”
- Gloria Gill Fortner
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of her passing. I carried mail for 21 years, and she was the only
person to leave me a May basket!”
- Howard Rupp
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts are with you and your dad.”
- Sara Ames franker
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rich and Jason. The Magstadt's”
- Amy Magstadt
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Jeanne, mt thoughts and prayers are with both you and Jason. From Jeanne's cousin from Wisconsin/Minnesota”
- Cheryl Lavin-Meyer
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