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Jean Ellen Gordon Rickels
December 16, 1960–February 26, 2010
Jean E. Rickels, 49, of Olin, Iowa, died Friday, February 26, 2010, at her home.
A celebration of her life service was held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin, with Pastor Pat Slater officiating. Burial was in Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa. Family and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin.
Jean Ellen Gordon was born December 16, 1960 in Monticello, Iowa, to Larry and Yvonne (Pauli) Gordon. She graduated from Olin High School in 1979 and attended Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids for Oral Medical Technician. She married Merle Rickels on September 1, 1989 at St. Paul Methodist Church in Olin, Iowa.
She was a marketing representative at Silvercrest in Anamosa.
To everyone who knew her, Jeannie "Puddie" was known as the most wonderful, caring, beautiful, giving, loving wife, mom, and friend.
Her smile and laughter will be missed by everyone she touched. To know her and love her was an amazing gift.
She is survived by her husband, Merle Rickels of Olin; children, Michael Rickels at home and Jenny Rickels of Olin; one granddaughter, Madison Rickels; one sister Jane (Brad) Rasmussen of DeWitt; and a special friend "Adie" of Olin.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 5 March 2010

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