In Memory of

Jeanine Valentine

October 13, 1938 - July 22, 2022
From: Cherokee, IA

 Jeanine Valentine, the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Thompson) Struck was born October 13, 1938, in Spencer, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Truesdale/Webb, IA area where she attended school. She attended Storm Lake St.Mary’s School her senior year where she played basketball and graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1957.

 Jeanine was united in marriage to Troy N. Valentine on December 5, 1959 in Van Nuys, CA. They lived in California while Troy was serving in the Marine Corps. In 1960, they moved to Cherokee, IA. She worked as a secretary for Peterson Motors and the Larrabee School, and later worked as a bank teller. In 1975, she began working for the Cherokee Police Department and stayed until her retirement in 1994. While working for the police department, she also assisted with the Salvation Army.

 Jeanine was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the I.C. Women’s Guild. She was known for her cooking and baking and always had something sweet to eat. She was an avid reader, especially newspapers which she would read from front to back. She was a fount of knowledge. She enjoyed attending her church and loved to sing. She also liked to play the slots at the casino with her friends. She was an avid fan of the Cherokee Braves, Iowa Hawkeyes and New York Yankees. She loved to watch t.v. police shows, Dateline and Hallmark movies. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family and friends and attending her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s events.

 On Friday, July 22, 2022, Jeanine passed away at Accura Healthcare in Aurelia, IA, at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her husband Troy; parents, Ray and Helen Struck; her father and mother-in-law Lee and Ruby Howe, and two brothers-in-law, Danny Steinkamp and Bernie Proczak.

 
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Troy (Leanne) Valentine of Cherokee, IA, Lori (Steven) Bruder of Cherokee, IA, and Lisa (Jeff) Hoover of Marshall, MN; grandchildren, Alanna (Gabe) Fuller, Trey Valentine, Joe Bruder, Karlee (Simon) Fuller, Collin Hoover, Cami (Boyer) Bouman, and Cassie Hoover; great-grandchildren; Tyson, Briel, Tate, Titus, Noah, and Everlee; siblings, Alice Ann Sanchez of Golden, Colorado, Karen (Denny) Fay of Churdan, IA, Marilyn Steinkamp of Derby,Kansas, Fran Proczak of Storm Lake, IA, Paul (Darla) Struck of Cherokee, IA, Giles (Jan) Struck of Omaha, Nebraska, John (Marsha) Struck of Cedar Falls, IA, Ronnie (Denise) Struck of Storm Lake, IA, and Mark (DeAnna) Struck of Council Bluffs, IA; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tribute Video
SERVICES
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 8, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. 
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Rupp
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:11 PM
“Troy, Lori, and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.”
- Michelle Murphy
Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:11 PM
“Troy, Lori, and Lisa and families; So sorry for the loss of your mother. God's peace be with you, and her memories be in your hearts forever.”
- Jeannie (Fassler) Rupp
Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:11 PM
“On behalf of the Naab family I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Valentine family. Jeanine was a kind loving person. I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
- Troy Naab
Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:11 PM
“Rest easy Jeanine. Give Troy a big hug. You were always a pleasure to work with for so many years and most importantly a loyal friend.”
- Jim Ebert
Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:11 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I remember Jeanine and family when they would visit Lee and Ruby as we lived north of them. Prayers go out to you and your families”
- Sally (Platt) Rassler
Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7:56 AM
“My heart goes out to you kids. Even in grade school I remember Jeanine being so kind and pleasant to all of us kids. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.”
- Brenda Beck
Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7:56 AM
“Rest easy, Jeanine, and give Bubba a hug when you get up there!! Take care of one another!!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Rest in peace.great women”
- Julie
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Lori so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so kind. Remember all the good memories and it will make you smile. Thinking of you and your family.”
- Nancy Hofer
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Deepest Sympathy to the families of Jeanine, May she Rest in Peace. ”
- Duane Mummert
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Jeanine was a good friend and mentor. When I began my career with the Department of Corrections she helped me in so many ways. My sympathies to her family. I know she is with her Lord and Savior. ”
- Denise Sporrer
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Jeanine was a good friend and mentor. When I began my career with the Department of Corrections she helped me in so many ways. My sympathies to her family. I know she is with her Lord and Savior. ”
- Denise Sporrer
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Prayers for Jeanine's family one of the best neighbor ladies a kid could ever ask for RIP give Troy a hug and who could forget Soxs & Roger, Lori ,Lisa and Troy Prayers for you and your families she was definitely one of a kind ”
- Chuck Rosewall Jr
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Troy, Laurie, and Lisa: Please accept my deepest condolences over the loss of your mom. Wishing you peace and comfort.”
- Linda Stiiley
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