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Jean Eastman

January 5, 1924 — December 16, 2014

Jean Eastman, 90, of Humboldt, formerly of Dakota City, passed away December 16, 2014 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. Interment will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Humboldt. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Esther Jean Sayers, the daughter of Robert and Bessie (Bowen) Sayers, was born January 5, 1924 on the family farm near Humboldt. She was raised on the farm and attended country school in Corinth Township. She graduated from Humboldt High School in May of 1941. On October 3, 1942, she was united in marriage to Robert Eastman at Fort Dodge. The couple made their home briefly in San Diego, California during the Second World War. Following the war, they made their home in Humboldt for several years before moving to Dakota City.
Jean was employed by Gamble’s Department Store, Cody’s Grocery Store, and DeKalb Seed Corn. She then went to work in the hot lunch program of the Humboldt High School until her retirement in May of 1986. In their retirement, Jean and Bob continued to maintain their home in Dakota City and enjoyed many winters in Texas. Jean enjoyed playing board games, knitting, and reading. She loved coffee with her friends, eating sweets, and enjoyed camping with Bob. Above all, Jean loved the time she spent with family. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Eastman is survived by her children, Ronald Eastman of Humboldt and Carla (Frank) Robeson of Newton; grandson, Curt (Kindra) Babbitt and their children, Madelyn, Brayden, Kyleigh, and Kendyl of Newton, grandson, Nick (April) Babbitt and their children, Paige and Aubrey of Patterson, LA; sister-in-laws, Marian Sayers and Lucille Werner both of Humboldt; many nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Berniece Knight and Barb Thorson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Bessie (Bowen) Sayers; her husband, Robert; and siblings, Grace Trexel, Velma Gifford, and Keith Sayers.
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Friday, December 19, 2014

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