Obituary for Jeanne Harkness

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Jeanne E. (Havens) Harkness, 98, of La Crosse, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Hillview Healthcare Center in La Crosse. She was born on December 22, 1920 to Ray and Alma (Showen) Havens. Jeanne will be joyfully joining her husband, Jesse L. Harkness, who preceded her in death on May 15, 1997. They were married on January 19, 1948 and enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Jeanne was also preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Alma Ray; and two brother, Jim and Bill.
She is survived by her son, Jim (Judy Davis) Harkness of Wannamengo, MN; her eldest daughter, Jane Waller of Mindoro; her youngest daughter, Janis Love of Holmen; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and her great-great grandchild.
Jeanne was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Nakomis Grandmother’s Club. She was an outstanding cook, but her life centered around her husband and children, which were her greatest accomplishment.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Dickinson Family Funeral Home (809 Gillette St., La Crosse) at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit the family on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Jeanne will be laid to rest at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park in Rural La Crosse. Following the services, a celebration of life will be held at VFW Post 1530 (630 6th St., La Crosse). In lieu of flowers, memorials can be donated on behalf of Jeanne to the VFW Cancer Fund. Online condolences can be shared with the family at Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family.