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Jeannette Marie McEnroe

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April 12, 1927 - May 20, 2023


A funeral Mass for Jeannette will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. A CD of A Rosary began at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.

Jeannette Marie (Buscher) McEnroe was born April 12, 1927, in Humboldt, the daughter of Joe and Marie (Schuller) Buscher. She grew up in Gilmore City for a short time before moving to Algona. She graduated from St. Cecelia Academy in 1945. Following high school, Jeannette helped with her siblings, detasseled and sorted corn for Pioneer for two years.

On June 1, 1949, Jeannette was united in marriage to James McEnroe at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church in Algona. After their marriage they lived on a farm East of Algona. Jeannette was a farmwife and did anything and everything on the farm. They farmed the family farm and after retirement stayed on the farm until they moved into Algona in October of 2007.

Jeannette enjoyed sewing and enjoyed making herself, her children and her grandchildren’s clothing. She also enjoyed dancing with her husband Jim, gardening, cooking and baking. Jeannette had all hands on deck when it came to her grandchildren. Together they fished, went snowmobiling and sledding. She was a very faithful member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, a lifetime member of CDA, a member of new dimensions and volunteered for anything she could within the church.

Jeannette died Saturday, May 20 at Homestead of Algona. She was 96.

She is survived by her children, Hazel (Terry) Wagner of Algona; Ruth (Allen) Higley of Bettendorf; Jim (Rexann) McEnroe of Algona; Bill McEnroe of Fridley, Minn.; Lori McEnroe of Des Moines; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Bob (Jeanette) Buscher, Jim Buscher, Tom Buscher, Ron (Mary) Buscher, Joe (Chris) Buscher, Larry Buscher, Mary Jo (Merlin) Studer, Gib (Bev) Buscher; sister-in-law, Virginia Buscher; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim; grandson Timmy Higley; great-grandaughter Madison Fraker; infant brother Donnie Buscher; and siblings, Ray Buscher, Jack Buscher, Dick Buscher and Catherine ‘Sis’ Reeve.

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