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1934 Jeanette 2020

Jeanette Rae Beckel

February 14, 1934 — November 9, 2020

Jeanette Beckel, age 86, of Sioux City passed away Monday, November 9, 2020.

A memorial service for Jeanette will be held at a later date. Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jeanette Rae Jorgenson, the daughter of Otto Norman and Ila (Hansen) Jorgenson, was born February 14, 1934 in Correctionville, IA. She grew up in Sioux City and graduated from East High School. She then attended the University of Nebraska where she met Verlin Ailes. They married and had two children, Otto Nicholi and JoLynne.

Jeanette raised her children in Sioux City while working for Pecaut and Company, from where she retired. She married Robert F. Beckel and the couple made their home in Omaha, NE. Upon his passing she returned to Sioux City. She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church. Jeanette enjoyed singing, telling stories, laughing, and taking walks.

She is survived by her daughter, JoLynne Counter; grandchildren, Josh (Carrie) Counter, Ali Williams, Jewell Ailes; great grandchildren, Ava Williams, Colton Counter.

She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; her son; and grandson, Joseph Norman Ailes.
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