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Jennie Grace Carrubba Post passed away Monday, March 18. 2002, at the Neely Ray Hospice House in Gilbert, Arizona. She passed on to the Lord with her beloved husband and children at her side.

Services were held Tuesday, March 26, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Rolfe with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial was In the Marble Valley Cemetery, Gilmore City.

Jennie is survived by her husband. Fred; children, Bill Post (Barb) of Decorah, Doug Post (Debbie) of Norwalk, Lisa (Post) Lanning (Dana) of Ankeny; eight grandchildren, Amanda of Ankeny, Tony of Denver, Colorado, and Amber Post (Bill) of Decorah, Michael and Marisa Post (Doug) of Norwalk, and Jenna, Jeff, and Joel Lanning (Lisa) of Ankeny; her brother Joe Carrubba of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; her sister Tina Post (Raymond) of Humboldt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Those going before Jennie to welcome her to the Lordís home were her mother Louisa, father Alfredo, and brother Frank.

Jennie was born to Alfredo Carrubba and Louisa (Leone) Carrubba in Chicago, Illinois, on September 22, 1920. She worked in Chicago until her marriage to Fred Post on September 11, 1948. They lived in San Bernardino, California, for three years where their first child (Bill) was born in 1949. Jennie and Fred moved to the farm in Rolfe in 1952 with their firstborn son Bill and lived on the farm where their second son Doug was born in 1952 and their only daughter Lisa was born in 1958. They lived on the farm until June 2001 when they moved to Ankeny. For the past 14 years, they made their winter home in Mesa, Arizona, where they enjoyed the sunshine with good friends.

Jennie worked as a bookkeeper for 15 years for Rickard Plumbing and Heating, and five years as the Rolfe Co-op bookkeeper. Jennieís life revolved around her family, friends, church, and VFW. Her high points in her life were attending all of her grandchildrenís sporting events, school and non-school related activities. She lived her Italian heritage and enjoyed her many visits back to her childhood home in Chicago as well as her trips overseas to Italy, other European countries, and Finland to visit Ulla Paunonen, her foreign exchange student daughter. Jennie spent her life with her family and friends, fishing, dancing, picnicking, and just enjoying life to the fullest. She had a fiery spirit, which lit up every place she went and with that spirit added color and laughter and sometimes tears to all who came in contact with her. She was unforgettable and burned her memory permanently into the lives that she touched.

Jennie will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but the memories she has left behind will always be with those who knew and loved her.