Jeanne Riesen

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August 1, 2010

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 6-8 p.m. at Westerville Alliance Church


Friday, August 6, 2010 11 a.m. at Westerville Alliance Church


Jeanne Louise Riesen, lovingly known as “The Ole Bag” or ” Mean Jeanne”, of Lewis Center, OH went home to be with her Saviour August 1, 2010 at home after a long battle with lung disease. Born February 7, 1932 to Harold and Lois Loney. Jeanne enjoyed her many years as owner of D & R Pizza and as a waitress at Cockrell’s Restaurant in Westerville, Iacono’s and Dante’s Pizza before retiring. She had a fullfiled life catering events with beautiful food creations as well as “Mean Jeanne’s Coneys” at Marengo 4X4 Mud Run. She loved American Indian artifacts and horses, taking friends and grandkids rides in limousines just for fun. She also loved many gatherings with her 1950 class at University High School. Survived by children, Dan Riesen and Durena (Bill) Holobaugh; “adopted sons”, Frederick Ellis and John Perone; “Granny” to Matthew Bushong, Justin Riesen, Josh Riesen, Josh (Lori) Ach, Rachel (Kyle) Porter, Melissa (Doug) Hosey, Marilyn (Justin) Tuttle, Dillan (Christy) Holobaugh and Roshelle Holobaugh; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Dan) Brown; step-mom, Betty Loney; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, sons, Dennis and Doug Riesen; grandson, Evan Riesen; sister, Marilyn McCollum. Friends may call at the Westerville Alliance Church, 75 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Thursday 6-8 p.m. where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour before the service, Pastor Frank Carl, officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Park by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville. Donations may be made to American Lung, Assn., American Cancer Assn., American Heart Assn. or Delawae County Humane Society.


Jean Stockwell - Aug 5, 2010

My sympathy goes out to your family. Altho I didn’t know Jeanne well I know Neil and her were good friends.
Jean and Family

Dave Pauley - Aug 5, 2010

Jeanne is one of those special people that you rarely come across in life. You knew she was special not only by being with her but by watching her children’s actions in life. She passed many of her Great attributes on to her children. While we will miss her I know Heaven anxiously awaited her arrival. You can just imagine how excited Jeanne was when she arrived. She will always be with us in our memories. Dave Pauley

Laura S Pauley - Aug 4, 2010

I am so sorry for the lost of your mother, grandmother,great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. What can we say about Jeanne other than she was one of a kind. She would always make me smile when I saw her. Just her gift. I will miss seeing her, but also know she is with the loving family above. Missed and Loved.
Laura Pauley

Dan Riesen - Aug 3, 2010

It is hard when it seems that I have lost a mother and a best friend. I’m glad that when mom was struggling with her health she shared with me that her priority was to be with the Lord. We will be together forever!
Daniel son

tina apollonio - Aug 3, 2010

I’m truly sorry for your loss. She brings back many crazy memories for me….sincerely tina apollonio

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