Jeanne Kathryn Sandholm, the daughter of Raymond LeRoy and Mable Irene (Warner) Card, was born January 22, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa. Jeanne graduated from the Webster City, Iowa, Senior High School. She went on to attend the Iowa Teacher’s College (now U.N.I.) and Drake University.
On December 26, 1948, Jeanne was united in marriage with John Sandholm in Webster City, Iowa. Jeanne was a teacher with a heart and training for instructing students with Autism. She taught at Orchard Place in Des Moines from 1968-1972. She then went to teach special education at Kellogg grade school and Emmerson Hough grade school in Newton, Iowa. Following her retirement, Jeanne continued to fill in as a substitute teacher whenever she was needed. Jeanne was a member of The Questers, Spirit of '76 #763, Retired Teacher’s Association and the Jasper County Historical Society. She wintered at Silver Ridge Resort in Mesa, Arizona, from 1986-2010; she loved traveling throughout the United States as well as trips to over 20 different countries. She enjoyed learning about the people in the places she visited; she enjoyed birds and blooms, Christmas and making dolls and stained glass.
Jeanne died on Monday, September 7, 2020, at Newton Village Health Care Center in Newton, Iowa, at 93 years old. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, on September 10, 2000; and a brother, Raymond Card.
Those left to honor Jeanne’s memory include her children, Deborah Williams of San Diego, CA; Paul Sandholm (Geri Doyle) of Altoona, IA; Carol (Gary) York of Newton, IA; Timothy Sandholm of Newton, IA; and Kathryn “Kitty” Forsythe (Eric) of Iowa City, IA; her eleven grandchildren; her thirteen great grandchildren and her sister, Carolyn Bossen of Taylor Ridge, IL.
A celebration of her life will be held at a future date. Memorials may be designated in Jeanne’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Planned Parenthood and may be left at the Pence~Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
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