Jeanette Kaelberer, 92, New Salem, passed away November 28, 2019 at Sanford Health, Bismarck.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Peace Church, New Salem, with Pastor Joshua Eddy officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in the spring at Bethel Cemetery, south of New Salem.
Jeanette was born August 29, 1927 in Morton County to Ernest and Martha (Walde) Golde. Raised on a farm north of New Salem, she graduated as Valedictorian from New Salem High School in 1945. Jeanette worked for Mandan Flour Mill and at the New Salem ice cream parlor. On November 9, 1945 Jeanette married Arnold Kaelberer. They made their home on his family farm south of New Salem, near Bethel Church.
Jeanette was Arnold’s right hand, working with him on their farm. She took pride in her yard and loved taking care of her chickens. Moving into New Salem in 1982, Jeanette’s yard and garden became her passion and were always beautiful. She was known for the best homemade bread.
Jeanette was a member of Bethel Church and later Peace Church as well as the Judson Busy Beavers. Arnold passed away in September 2009. Jeanette was very independent and remained in her home until moving to Elm Crest Manor in June 2019. Always honest and straight forward, Jeanette will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
Blessed to have shared in her life are numerous nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Chester (June) Kaelberer and Chris (Carol) Kaelberer, all of New Salem; and sister-in-law, Marian Berger, Dickinson.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Elsie and George Tellinghusen and Mildred “Micki” and Joe Braun; brothers-in-law, Eugene and Ruth Kaelberer and Casper Berger; and sister-in-law, Delores and Ernest Kinnischtzke.
Memorials are preferred to the Bethel Cemetery Fund.