ESTHERVILLE – Memorial services for Jeanette Voetmann, 89, of Shawnee, Kan. and formerly Ringsted, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor David Bergstrom officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Estherville Lutheran Church Interment will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Ringsted.
She died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Rosehill Senior Living Center in Shawnee, Kan.
Jeanette was born July 28, 1924 in Ringsted to Jens (Jim) P. and Dagmar Sophia (Henriksen) Rassmussen. She graduated from Ringsted High School in 1941 and attended Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls. She taught in a rural school near Ringsted for one year prior to marrying Arthur Voetmann on Oct. 15, 1943. The couple located at Camp Campbell, Kentucky for one year until Arthur was deployed to serve in Europe. Jeanette then returned to Ringsted.
Following Art’s service in the Army, the couple farmed near Lone Rock and Ringsted. In 1961, they purchased a farm near Dolliver where she was actively involved in working the fields and keeping the farm accounts.
Jeanette was a talented musician, playing several instruments, with the piano being her favorite. She transferred these skills to the organ, first playing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ringsted. Following the couple’s move to Dolliver, she and Art were active members at Estherville Lutheran Church where she played the organ for approximately 25 years.
Jeanette enjoyed dancing with her favorite partner Art. While wintering in Florida the couple won trophies in dance competitions. She also was an avid reader.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl (Doug) Campbell of Olathe, Kan. and Susan Lundberg (Jerry) of Golden Valley, Minn. Three grandchildren, Philip (Cathy) Campbell of Rogers, Ark.; Vanessa (Aaron) Goldsberry of Lenexa, Kan. and Stuart Campbell of Prairie Village, Kan. Four great-grandchildren, Evan and Hannah Campbell and Ashlyn and Andrew Goldsberry.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com