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Rennae (Smith) Jessen

May 12, 1945 ~ June 2, 2018 (age 73)

Mrs. Henry Jessen, Rennae, Born May 12, 1945 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Richard and Charlotte Smith, passed away peacefully on the 2nd day of June 2018 in her home with her husband of 41 years, Henry (Hank) Jessen and family members by her side.

Rennae showed unending concern for those around her as she persevered after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Her spirit never dulled as she continued to bring love, laughter and knowledge to all who encountered her. She had an energetic, contagious zest for life.

At Rennae's request, no service is scheduled, and cremation rites have been accorded. A private family memorial will be held at a future date.

The family wishes to thank the many caregivers from Kankakee Valley Hospice who provided outstanding care for Rennae, along with support for family, with great compassion. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rennae’s name to Kankakee Valley Hospice.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Rennae’s memorial page by logging onto:

Flameless cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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