Marian A. Jesse
July 21, 1922-July 17, 2014
Marian Ann (Welder) Jesse, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014 while under the care of the Madrid Home. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at Iles Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel, 202 South Market in Madrid. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid. A luncheon will be served at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 104 South Market Street, which is directly across from the funeral home.
Marian was born on July 21, 1922 in Woodward, Iowa to Francis and Goldie (Hall) Welder. She attended Luther High School in Luther, Iowa. Marian worked for local businesses in Madrid but was a homemaker most of her life. Her greatest joy was her family and she enjoyed her annual tradition of making homemade Christmas candies for them. Her dedication to baking was demonstrated by her caramel apple pies and angel food cakes she baked for benefits and her spaghetti cheese casserole.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Sandra Ann Jesse of Des Moines; son, Larry R. Jesse and his wife, Jean of Ames; brother, Francis Welder and his wife, Barbara of Des Moines; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Marian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond W. Jesse; three brothers; and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to either: The Madrid Home Communities, 613 West North St. in Madrid, IA 50156 or The United Methodist Church, 108 West 5th St. in Woodward, IA 50276.
Online condolences may be shared at IlesCares.com.