Jeanne K. Zabel

Jeanne K. Zabel

September 11, 1926 – March 17, 2019

Jeanne Zabel was born on September 11, 1926 and raised near Dwight, Illinois. She met Fred Zabel, the love of her life, in high school. Following graduation, Fred served our country during World War II; Jeanne worked in Chicago. Jeanne and Fred married at age 20 on December 7, 1946. They made their home on the Zabel farm, near Dwight. Fred and Jeanne were blessed with two daughters. After 86 years in Illinois, Fred and Jeanne moved to Omaha in 2012 to be closer to family. Jeanne passed away on March 17, 2019.

Jeanne’s greatest joys in life were her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Fred; daughters Tammi (Vic) Monson, and Deb (Jack) Hensold; beloved granddaughters Kara (Kyle) Krehbiel, Kayla (Chris) Hawkins, Brie Hensold (Ben Pearce), and Chloe Hensold (Dan Schiff); cherished great-grandchildren Max, Caroline, and Cole Krehbiel; Jack, Colin, Hunter, and Ben Hawkins. Jeanne was known as “Nana” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she spoiled with love and affection.

SERVICES: Saturday, March 23rd at 10:30am, Morning Star Lutheran Church, 331 S. 85th Ave.  Private Family Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Morning Star Lutheran Church.


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  • Barbara Ohlendorf Weigel Posted March 21, 2019 9:11 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeanne was a wonderful person. Hugs to all.

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