Jeanine Santen

Oct. 14, 2021

Jeanine Santen, 85, the daughter of Hugh E. and Dorothy (Morrison) Hesson, was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Newton. She was a graduate of the Newton Senior High, Class of 1953.

On Feb. 6, 1954, Jeanine was united in marriage with Thomas Richard Santen in Newton. He had preceded her in death June 13, 2007.

A time of remembrance and celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, who has been entrusted with the arrangements, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be designated to Hospice.

Jeanine had devoted her life to her family and was a member of the Community Heights Alliance Church. On April 5, 2014, Jeanine was united in marriage with Paul Kemmerling.

Jeanine entered the presence of her Heavenly Father Thursday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her first husband, Richard.

Those left to honor Jeanine’s memory include her husband, Paul; her daughter, Julie (Steve) Terlouw of Ames; her son, Douglas (Nancy) Santen of Denver, Colo.; her four granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren; and her many extended family and friends.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, facemasks will be encouraged.

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