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Jeanne Laura Hensen

November 25, 1933-October 26, 2018

PALM HARBOR, FL-Jeanne Laura Hensen, age 84, of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away on October 26, 2018, due to complications of a stroke. She was born November 25, 1933 in Stockton, Iowa to Donald and Clara Mordhorst.

She was raised in the Durant/Stockton/Walcott area, and was a graduate of Davenport Central High School in 1951. Upon graduation, she worked at Walcott Bank. On February 2, 1957 in Davenport, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Jerry Hensen. They made their home in Walcott for 30 years.

After her children were born, Jeanne was the City Clerk for Walcott for 18 years, and then went to work for Hensen's Insurance Agency in 1978 until they retired in 1987. They retired to Palm Harbor, Florida.

While living in Walcott, they were members of Calvary United Methodist Church in Walcott. After moving to Florida, Jeanne became a member of the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, where she volunteered a couple of days a week. She also volunteered to sit at polling sites. Jeanne loved to play dominoes, cards, golf and Words With Friends. She enjoyed doing crosstitch and crossword puzzles, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren play in all their sporting events.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry; her daughters, Jodi Grunwald (Steve Herlica) of Greensboro, NC and Jane Christopher (Curt) of Urbandale, IA; four grandchildren, Brandon and Cara Grunwald of Greensboro, NC and Kevin and Hope Christopher of Urbandale, IA; two sisters, Donna Davison and Sally Mordhorst, both of Walcott, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Burt Davison.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Bentley Funeral Home in Durant, IA at 11:00 am with a visitation one hour before the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Walcott Church, Walcott Legion, or to the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, FL.

Published in Quad-City Times on Dec. 3, 2018
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