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Jeanette Sutton

Jeanette Zelda Sutton (Peterson)

Sunday, December 7th, 1930 - Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

Jeanette Zelda Sutton, age 89, formerly of Roselawn, Lowell, and Lake Dalecarlia passed away on October 2, 2020 at the Rensselaer Care Center. Jeanette was born in Chicago and grew up in Lake Dalecarlia. She was a 1950 graduate of Lowell High School.

Jeanette was known for a lifetime of being soft-spoken, welcoming, and for always being a cheerful person. She was the co-owner of Sutton Farm in Roselawn with her husband, “Pug”, and she enjoyed gardening and a farm-to-table lifestyle before it was a popular social movement. She was a former member of the Lake County Bridle & Saddle Club, a longtime 4-H leader, and she served her community for many years as a respected Trustee for Lincoln Township residents in Newton County. She was a longtime member of the Newton County Extension Homemakers and the Roselawn United Methodist Church. In her later years, Jeanette enjoyed seeing old family friends and making new ones at the Rensselaer VFW.

She was preceded in death by her husband Merle “Pug” Sutton. She is survived by children: Marcia (Lynn) Boezeman of DeMotte, Katie Peterson of West Virginia, Jeff (Susan) Sutton of Natalia, Texas, Barbara Sutton of Rensselaer, and Myron (Monica) Sutton of Crown Point. Jeanette was a proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Per Jeanette’s wishes cremation will take place. Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation and a private memorial service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeanette's memory may be made to the Rensselaer VFW.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com.
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Carol Hubeny

Posted at 11:58pm
She was a good friend and neighbor and will be missed.
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Kellie Stuhlmacher

Posted at 09:52am
Myron and Barb, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kellie Stuhlmacher
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Cliff Fleener

Posted at 11:17am
Jeanette was a class act through and through. I remember stoping out with my Dad to visit with her and Uncle Pug at their farm. Lots of funny stories and a real pleasure to be around them, they liked to help folks and it showed. Always looked forward to seeing them at Labor Day's as well.

Blessings and condolences to Marcia, Katie, Jeff, Myron, Barbie and their families.

Cliff Fleener and family
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Kathy Wann

Posted at 10:11pm
So very sorry to hear this news. Jeanette was so kind , always smiling and fun! My thoughts are with all of you. She was so very proud of her family, carry on her loving ways and that happy smile. She will be missed.
JS

Judy Siegrist

Posted at 06:07pm
So sorry for your loss. Prayers coming your way
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