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1934 Jean 2019

Jean Ann Edwards

March 13, 1934 — October 28, 2019


March 13, 1934
Calumet, Iowa
October 28, 2019
Orange City, Iowa

85 years 7 months 15 days

10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 2, 2019
Zion United Church of Christ; Calumet, Iowa
Pastor Kristy May ~ Officiating

with the family present will be
from 5:00pm -7:00pm on
Friday, November 1, 2019 at the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home
n Paullina, Iowa.

“In the Garden”
“How Great Thou Art”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

Taylor Edwards Brittany Edwards
Amanda Junck Matt Brady
Josh Brady Steve Koch
Kim Walsh

Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa

After the graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.


Jean Ann Edwards was born on March 13, 1934, in Calumet, Iowa, the daughter of Ira and Alma (Hurtig) Tesch. She attended country school and was baptized and confirmed in the Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet, Iowa. Jean was united in marriage to Dick Edwards at the Silver Bell Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on July 6, 1960. In her younger years she worked at Lange’s Café and also stayed with families helping them take care of their families. She was a homemaker while Rick and Barb were growing up and worked alongside Dick at the Ready Mix until she retired in 1998. Jean passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the Orange City Hospital reaching the age of 85 years, 7 months, and 15 days.
Jean cherished spending time with her family. At holiday and birthday celebrations, everyone looked forward to her chocolate marshmallow brownies, caramel Rice Krispie marshmallows, banana pudding dessert, and her green bean casserole was hands down the best. Along with baking, she also enjoyed polka dancing, gardening, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She was active with Women’s Fellowship at her church. Jean was loved by many—she had a strong faith that she showed everyday through her genuine kindness for others.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dick Edwards of Paullina; her daughter, Barb (Steve) Klein of Iowa Falls; grandchildren, Taylor (Robbi) Edwards, Brittany Edwards, Amanda (Brian) Junck, Matt Brady, and Josh Brady; great grandchildren, Rorri, Taelee, and Crue Edwards, Aubrey, Berkleigh, and Lettie McGuire, and Brandon, Makenna, Gracelyn, and Adalynn Junck; brother-in-law, Bill Click of Paullina; sisters-in-law, Betty Edwards of Springfield, Oregon, and Dar Tesch of Paullina.
Jean was preceded in death by her son, Richard in June of 2018 and his wife, Georgia in April of 2004, a great-grandson, Bentlee Edwards, her parents, sisters, Iris (Jack) Hunnel, Marny Click, Gerda (Merle) Kuehl, and Karen (Jack) Cooper; brother, Pete Tesch; brothers-in-law, Jim Koch and Chuck Edwards.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures; He leadeth
me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
me; Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever.
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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 1, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

10:30 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Zion United Church of Christ

110 W. 3rd St., Calumet, IA 51009

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