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Jeanne Florence Lundstrom Narveson

Jeanne Florence Lundstrom Narveson, 79, of Nora Springs, Iowa passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at home under the care of hospice after a glioblastoma diagnosis in August of 2023.

Jeanne Florence Lundstrom Narveson
Jeanne Florence Lundstrom Narveson

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at First Baptist Church in Charles City with Pastor Matt Howlett and Evelyn Shaulis officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Burial will take place at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa at 1:30 p.m. after the luncheon.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City, Iowa and continue one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Saturday.

Jeanne Florence (Lundstrom Heller) Narveson, the daughter of Arlyn and Florence (Widger) Lundstrom was born Sept. 9, 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended many schools and graduated from West High School in Waterloo, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Richard James Heller in 1967 in Hudson. To this union two daughters were born, Tricia and Kathryn. Richard died in 1978. Jeanne married Mark Narveson on Nov. 27, 1981 at First Baptist Church in Charles City.

Jeanne worked as an office manager and administrative assistant. She was employed over the years at Titus Manufacturing. She traveled as a trainer for a financial institution where she met Richard. She was a teller at Waterloo Savings Bank before moving to Charles City in 1977. She was the office manager at Salsbury Baptist Home from 1977-1995 and enjoyed being a part of the residents’ lives. In 1995, she and Mark moved to the Des Moines area and she worked in the public relations and marketing department at Mercy Hospital – Des Moines. When she and Mark returned to north Iowa, she worked for Harris Reporting and retired from there in 2004. She had belonged to First Baptist Church in Charles City since 1977. Being an Assembly of God pastor’s daughter, she spent much of her youth moving from city to city and school to school and this formed the foundation of her faith. She loved music, playing the accordion and singing with her family in church and at home. She fostered a love of music in both of her daughters. She enjoyed listening and traveling with the River City Barbershop Chorus (of which Mark is a member). She was a life-long reader, shopper and could spend hours in an antique store choosing gifts for others. Jeanne loved spending time with her family and friends. She had the gift of hospitality. Jeanne was an avid game enthusiast and was known to be a ruthless Skip-Bo player (just ask her sister, Ruth).

Jeanne so wanted to meet the latest great-grandchild and had sweet moments with Emma June over the last 3 months. Every visit with family and friends the past several months has been lovely and we are grateful for the time we’ve had together.

Living family members include her husband, Mark. Daughter and son-in-law, Tricia (Heller) and Jody Baxter. Grandchildren:  Rachel Page and husband Jacob Page, and Jonathan Baxter and girlfriend Kasey Vanausdein. Great-grandchildren:  Lauren Jodi Page, Henry Marvin Page and Emma June Page. Sister, Ruth (Paily) Paily and Evelyn (Lyle) Shaulis. Special cousin, Lois Schermer along with many nieces and nephews.

Those who have gone before include her grandparents; parents; mothers and fathers-in-law, Floyd and Beatrice Heller and John and Daryl Narveson; daughter, Kathryn Jean Heller; brothers: Gerald Lundstrom and Bob Lundstrom; sister, Marilyn Folken Frisbey; and nephew, Santhosh Paily.

Memorials may be directed to the family and will be given to the Charles City Schools Auditorium Fund.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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