Jean Ellenbecker, 86, of Tama, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at her home. A Mass of Christian burial was held March 21 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant. Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Tama.
Jean was born July 5, 1925, in Tama, the daughter of Dr. W. L. and Inez (Grife) Ehret. She graduated from Tama High School in 1943. On Sept. 4, 1944, she was united in marriage to Don Ellenbecker in Huron, S.D.
Jean was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Don; one son, Francis; one sister, June Moore; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Ommen.
Local survivors include her daughter, Donna (Orville) Meskimen and three grandsons, Mike, Steve and Mark Cleppe, all of Ely.
Memorials may be directed to the Tama library.