Jean (Tietz) Rebensdorf, 85, of Pender, Nebraska passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Legacy Garden Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pender. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Munderloh - Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.
Jean was born March 9, 1930 to Merle and Lovey (Padget) Northrop in Cody, Nebraska. As a young child the family moved to California. They later moved to the Bancroft, Nebraska area where she later met and married Harold Tietz on August 27, 1950. To this union four children were born: Pam, Randy, Rick and Lori. Jean and Harold farmed in the Bancroft area until his death on September 10, 1975. She later married Vernon Rebensdorf and they made their home in Pender, where she worked with the elderly as an in home care giver. Due to her health, Jean entered the Legacy Garden Rehabilitation in April of 2010. Jean enjoyed Southern Gospel and country music, crocheting, knitting, shopping and gardening. Most of all she enjoyed the time spent with her children and grandchildren, and friends.
She is survived by her children: Pam (Dave) Meierdierks of Pender, NE, Randy (Karen) Tietz of Pender, NE and Lori Cannon of Wisner, NE. Jean is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Melissa Meierdierks, Jaime Cook, Candice Jewell, Joshua and Tyler Cannon, Connor and Kyle Tietz, five great-grandchildren: William and Wesley Fragale, Chandler, Joslynn and Corissa Jewell and two great-great grandchildren Weston and Bentley Miller.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents Merle and Lovey Northrop, spouses Harold Tietz and Vernon Rebensdorf, son Ricky Tietz and brothers Lyle, Neal and Harold Northrop.