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Jeanette B. Arft

Obituary for Jeanette B. Arft

April 24, 1949 - November 19, 2018
Spring Grove, Illinois | Age 69

Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother


Jeanette B. Arft, age 69, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018, at Journeycare. She was born in Pittsburg, Texas on April 26, 1949, the daughter of Robert & Rose (Knittel) Balsdon. On February 1, 1969, she married the love of her life, Wayne D. Arft, in Buffalo New York.
Jeanette worked as a TWA flight attendant, who in her spare time loved taking care of her animals. She was a horse owner, rider and trainer. She also loved to deliver Meals on Wheels to those in need. In her 20's, Jeanette was susceptible to Auto Immune Disease, which led to her having Type 1 Diabetes in her 40's, Addison's disease and this past February she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Family meant the world to her and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne, beloved children: Curtis (Lana) Arft, Kevin (Krista) Arft; cherished grandchildren: Brayden Arft, Lia Arft and Caleb Arft.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents Robert & Rose and brother Robert Jr.
Visitation will be held from 10am until the time of Funeral Service 11am on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 4206 W. Elm St., McHenry. Interment will follow at Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, IL.
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