Transcribed and contributed by: Lsharon13@aol.com
SOURCE: The Nebraska
Signal; 20 March 1996, Page 4B, col 4
Jessie Mae Lindblom was born on Dec. 3, 1893, at Frost, Ohio, to William Solomon Place and Lettie Alice French Place. She passed away on March 11, 1996, at the Rensissance Village Home in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 102 yeaars, 3 months and 8 days.
Jessie moved to Nebraska at
the age of 12, with her father and brother and settled on a farm near
Campbell. She attended school in District No. 11 in Franklin
County. She laater moved to Geneva, after taking employment with the
She married Frank Emil
Lindblom on Nov. 26, 1918, at Lincoln. Two sons were born to this
marriage, Leroy and David. Frank and Jessie were engaged in farming
southwest of Geneva until Frank's death in 1962.
Jessie continued to live in
the Geneva area until the spring of 1988 at which time she moved to Fort Wayne,
Ind., to live with her son David. In December of 1990, due to failing
health, Jessie became a resident of the Rensissance Village, where she remained
until her death.
Jessie was a farm wife and
during her many years of life saw many changes and improvements for life on the
farm. Her leisure hours were spent doing needlework. She was very
adept at this and made many beautiful pieces of embroidery.
Jessie lived a very long and
full life and has left her family and friends all the better for havning had
the opportunity to know her and love her all these years.
Preceding her in death were
her parents; her stepmother, Sadie Place; brother Perry Owen Place; sister
Florence Carlson; husband, Frank; sons Leroy; and infant granddaughter, Shirley
She is survived by her son,
David Perry Lindbloom and wife Sharon of Fort Wayne, Ind; daughter-in-law,
Frances Lindblom of Scottsbluff; three granddaughters; one grandson; 10
great-grandchildren (one set of twin boys); three great-great-grandchildren
(one set of twin boys); and brother, Dale Place of Geneva.
Funeral services were
conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 14, from the Farmer & Son Funeral Home
in Geneva with Rev. Frank Bobbitt officiating. Music was provided by the
National Music System's with selections being "What A Friend We Have In
Jesus" and "Abide With Me".
Casket bearers were Bruce
Lindbloom, Wallace Koch, Jack Place, Alfred Place, Jerome Carlson and Mike
Interment was in the Geneva Public Cemetery.