Jeanette Offenhauser, 1920-2014

Published 9:51 am Friday, June 27, 2014

Funeral services for Jeanette M. Offenhauser, 93, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. James Petersen will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Online condolences are welcome at

Jeanette Offenhauser

Jeanette Offenhauser

Jeanette died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.

Jeanette May Offenhauser was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Harry and Della (Louden) Wendt. She grew up in Glenville, went to country school and graduated from Albert Lea High School.

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On Dec. 18, 1942, Jeanette was married to LeRoy Offenhauser in Glenville. She was a beautician and owned her own shop in her home for over 40 years. Jeanette was a member of Crossroads Church. She enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, bird watching and was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Gophers fan. She also volunteered with the Greenwood Cemetery Club. Blessed be her memory.

Survivors include her husband, LeRoy; her son, Dick, and his wife, Nancy, of Mankato; grandchildren Peter and his wife, Julia, Steven and Gretchen; three great-grandchildren; nephew, Harry Anderson, and his wife, Donna, of Hayward; niece, Marilyn Anderson; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Mark; her sister, Pauline; her daughter-in-law, Dianne Offenhauser; her nephew, Buddy Anderson; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Memorials are preferred to Crossroads Church or the Greenwood Cemetery Club.