Wednesday, November 19, 2014



AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 830 Pearl St. Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence in the Village of Rib Lake under the care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 22 at the United Methodist Church in Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: From 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, November 22 at the United Methodist Church in Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 17, 1924 in Rib Lake

EDUCATION: Jeanette attended Ward grade school and was a 1942 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: August 13, 1966 at the First Methodist Church in Taylor Falls, MN to Melvin “Spike” H. Clendenning and he preceded her in death in December 28, 2003

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Jeanette moved to Milwaukee at the end of WWII in 1945 where she worked at International Harvester. She then moved to Chicago in 1946 where she worked at the Great Lakes NAVAL. She then worked for an insurance company before working at Johnson & Johnson for 10 years. Jeanette returned to Rib Lake to stay in 1966. She was employed by Taylor County as the Register in Probate for 24 years until her retirement in 1985.

MEMBER OF: Rib Lake United Methodist Church, Rib Lake Community Club, Lehman-Clendenning American Legion Auxiliary, Rib Lake United Methodist Church Women’s Society, Rib Lake Library Partners and Rib Lake T.O.P.S. Past member of Thursday evening Women’s Bowling League and Saturday evening Mixed Couples Bowling League at Little Bohemia. She enjoyed camping, cross-country skiing, bowling, and traveling in the United States and over seas.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Gwen Clendenning of Evansville, WI
Step-Son: Mel (Pat) Clendenning of Rib Lake
Step-Daughter: Lori (Russ) Keller of Streamwood, IL

CHILDREN DECEASED: Step-Son: John Clendenning; Step-Daughter: Linda Padilla

LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 2 step-grandchildren: Sarah & Timothy Clendenning both of Rib Lake

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers: Harold & Marlin Curran; Sister: Lorraine Nebeker

DECEASED FATHER: Chester Leo Curran

DECEASED MOTHER: Augusta Ida Pries

OTHER INFORMATION: Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements