Jane Frances Grell Riedesel was born Dec. 26, 1933, at Grand Mound to Emil and Grace Dierickx Grell. She attended St. Anne's school in Grand Mound and graduated from Grand Mound High School in 1952. Jane married John Riedesel on July 2, 1954, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Davenport. The couple resided at Grand Mound, where they raised their family. Jane also worked at Core Vens Insurance in Clinton for many years.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Grand Mound. Jane loved to play cards, Bingo, garden and care for her family.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years, John; 11 children, Janelle (Wayne) Goldensoph, of Davenport, John Riedesel, Jr., of DeWitt, Julie (Kerry) Ayer, of Wheatland, Juanita (Steve) Witt, of Charlotte, Jolene (Robert) Schaefer, of Goose Lake, Joel (Jean) Riedesel, of Spencer, Jennifer (Richard) McDermott, of Channahon, Illinois, Janice (Michael) Murphy, of Long Grove, Jessica (Shawn) Mask, of Bettendorf, Jason (Jayne) Riedesel, of Grand Mound and Jill Riedesel, of Davenport; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three siblings, Marion (Jack) Schroeder, Sally Burke and Marcellus Grell, all of DeWitt; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Jane in death were her parents and a sister, Melanie Kieffer.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Grand Mound, with the Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Mound.
Pallbearers were grandsons, John Riedesel, III, Blaine Witt, Robert Schaefer Jr., Tanner Riedesel, Reilly McDermott, Tyler Walrod, Will Mask and Nicholas Riedesel.
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