Jean Harrington

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jean Harrington, age 87, of Storm Lake, died Feb. 9, 2012 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place Monday, Feb. 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake where the family will be present the entire time. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Ardis Jean Burger was born Oct. 8, 1924 in Omaha, Neb. the daughter of Dr. August Fredrick II and Mabel Luella (Williams) Burger. She was baptized in Dow City in 1924 and later confirmed at the Presbyterian Church in Alta in 1938.

Growing up, Jean attended grade school in Alta where she graduated from Alta High School in 1942. Following high school graduation, she attended Iowa Central Community College where she received her Certified Nurse's Aide training in 1970.

On Sept. 10, 1947, Jean was united in marriage to Glenn T. Harrington at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Together, they were blessed with three children: Cynthia, Vincent, and Leigh Ann.

Jean was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake where she was a member of the Guild. She was also a member of the Ladies Elks Auxiliary and AMVETS Auxiliary in Storm Lake. Jean was a homemaker and sold Avon Products. She also worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide at both Methodist Manor Retirement Community and Buena Vista Manor until she retired in 1975.

A fond memory of Jean's was that she was Miss Alta in 1943. She loved music and enjoyed singing for many years at the Presbyterian Church in Alta. In her spare time, Jean enjoyed sewing, needle point, and reading. She loved traveling, especially to Hawaii, Oregon, North Carolina and Texas, where she spent several winters. Jean treasured spending time with her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Glenn T. Harrington of Storm Lake; children: Cynthia Harrington of Omaha, Neb.; Vincent (Pat) Harrington of Storm Lake; Leigh Ann (Gregory) Schriber of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Matthew (Nancy) Harrington of Wheaton, Ill.; Alexander Schriber of Storm Lake; great-grandchild, Jackson Harrington of Wheaton, Ill.; extended family and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. August Fredrick II and Mabel Luella Burger; brother, Dr. August "Bud" Fredrick Burger III; and grandson, Jeremy Winebrinner.