Jeannette Langholdt, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Schiltz) Arens was born June 22, 1923, near Remsen. Her early childhood years were spent in Remsen where she attended school.
On Jan. 30, 1943, Jeannette was united in marriage to Clarence Langholdt in Le Mars. Following their marriage they lived in Le Mars and then Marshalltown, Iowa. Jeannette worked in the restaurant business and cleaned houses. The couple moved to Cherokee in 1957 and she worked at the lunch program at I.C. School for many years and then worked at the Mental Health Institute for 18 years.
Jeannette was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Catholic Daughters of America, and the I.C. Ladies Union. She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, dancing, and playing cards. Most of all, Jeannette loved being around her family and friends. She will forever be known as a loving grandmother and fantastic cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Elizabeth Arens; two brothers, Bob and Clyde Arens; three sisters, Elaine Mckown, Anita Zimmer, and Betty Price; and two sisters-in-law, Lois Arens and Esther Mungun.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Dennis (Mary Kay) Langholdt of Boone, Terry (Dianna) Langholdt of Cherokee, Randy (Judy) Langholdt of Surprise, Ariz., and Rick (Dot) Langholdt of Iowa City; one sister, Ruth Colling of Remsen; four brothers, Floyd Arens of Grass Valley, Calif., Marty (Donna) Arens of Le Mars, Tom (Marlene) Arens of Le Mars, and Jim Arens of Le Mars; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; as well as many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.