Jeanette Mummert

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Jeanette Rebhuhn Mummert, 83, of rural Aurelia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, morning Nov. 27, 2018, at The Gardens Assisted Living, Cherokee, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10;30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Rev. Jonathan Riggert will officiate.

Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Aurelia.

There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at

Jeanette Joan Rebhuhn was born on Aug. 28, 1935, to Gus and Katie (DeWall) Rebhuhn. She was baptized into the Christian Faith on Sept. 22, 1935, and confirmed on April 10, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Ayrshire. She graduated from Ruthven High School in 1953 as the valedictorian.

She married Donald K. Mummert, the love of her life, on June 3, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cherokee. To this union five children were born. Caring for her family and helping Donnie on the farm after the children were grown were priorities in her life, second only to her personal relationship with her Savior. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and spouses, and grandchildren. Her family especially enjoyed her intelligence, sense of humor, and good-natured ribbing.

Jeanette was active in her church and cherished her church family. She taught the Nursery Sunday School Class of three and four year olds for 24 years. She loved her students and watching their faith in God grow. She shared many heartwarming anecdotes from her interactions with her precious students. She was also active in Ladies Aid and her Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years on April 6, 2017; her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Burt and Leone Mummert; her siblings and spouses: Clarence Rebhuhn, Doreen and Royal Pitchers, Marie and Robert Janssen, Kenneth Rebhuhn, and Marjorie and Kenneth Sundberg; niece, Jeanne Sundberg Stellish and nephews: Jimmy and Jeff Sundberg and Blair Newlon; as well as sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Jeanne and Jim Heuer.

Jeanette is survived by her five children: Debra (Michael) Estes of Traer, Iowa, DeAnn (Scott) Parsons of Waterloo, Iowa, Tamara (David) Eisenschenk of Farmington, Minnesota, Ronald (Jan) Mummert of Spencer, Iowa, and Douglas (Tamie) Mummert of Cherokee, Iowa; grandchildren: Stephen (Annie) Estes, Adrienne (fiancÚ John Thompson) Estes, Adam Parsons, Brite (Lisa) Woodruff, Ryan (Kait) Parsons, Christian Woodruff, Devarae (Shane Mourning) Bender, Skyler (Tori) Mummert and McKenna (fiancÚ Nolan Martin) Mummer; great-grandchildren: Ehren and Avery Woodruff, Roman and Tyus Mourning, and Benjamin and Haiden Mummert; sister-in-law, Lorna Rebhuhn, of Webster City, Iowa; also, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.