Jeanetta M. Eggerling, age 100, of Williamsburg, died peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 19, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, with Pastor Carl Cloeter officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Williamsburg. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. on Sunday, August 18, 2013 in the fellowship hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo is in charge of arrangements.
Jeanetta is survived by a daughter Alice McCarthy (Leo) of Cedar Rapids; three sons, Donald (Glenda) of Ames, Arlen (Jan) of Pella and Arthur (Delores) of Delphi, IN; ten grandchildren: Allen Dvorak (Sarah), Randy Dvorak (Sheri), Kristin Eggerling (Paul Blomquist), Lara Eggerling (Yasu Kobayashi), Kari Eggerling (Bob Cappello), Jennifer Eggerling-Boeck (Paul), Leisa Michmershuizen (Joe), Karen Meinders (Joel), Kevin Eggerling (Jenny) and Suzette Lisowski (Mike); 24 great-grandchildren: Erika, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Sarah Beth, Katherine, Josef, Caleb, Soren, Finn, Shaw, Sen, Renan, Karise, Marijka, Metje, Mariel, Miriam, Lila, Sylvia, Theodore, Nickolas, Olin, Jay and Savannah; and three step-great-grandchildren: Leah, Aaron and Lauryn. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Donna Jean Beccard of Ft. Collins, CO and Ella Beccard of Syracuse, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herold; her sister Sylvia Eggerling; five brothers: Olin, Ralph, Vernon, Lyle and Lloyd Beccard; daughter-in-law Reverend Mary Eggerling; and son-in-law Henry Dvorak.
Jeanetta Marie was born March 29, 1913 in Paul, Nebraska, the daughter of Fred Beccard and Johanna Griepenstroh Beccard. She received her education in the Syracuse, Nebraska schools and married Herold H. Eggerling on January 8, 1936 in Syracuse. The couple moved to Williamsburg in July 1947. Herold died January 6, 2002.
Jeanetta was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother. She was employed as a seed technologist with Holden Foundation Seeds for over 50 years. She was involved in many aspects of seed research and was a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Holden’s team. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Jeanetta loved her garden, especially her flowers, and always had plenty of blooms to enjoy.