Jesse,-Eleanor    Eleanor Blanche Jesse, 96, of La Porte City, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes.
She was born April 24, 1917 in rural Black Hawk County the daughter of Walter H. and Rhoda S. Brandt Fehl.  She married Raymond H. Jesse on March 29, 1940 Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jubilee; he preceded her in death in 2001.
Eleanor is survived by two sons, Gerald Brunko of Waterloo, Dennis Jesse of New Berlin, WI; one daughter, Ramona Jesse of Traverse City, MI; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters, Lorraine Franks of Mason City and Lois Case of Muskego, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Lynda Gradl; three brothers, Lee, Merlin, and Richard Fehl; two sisters, Edith Vorberg, Jean Melka.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the American Lutheran Church, La Porte City, with inurnment in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Jubilee.
Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice or the American Lutheran Church.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (319-342-3131).  Online condolences may be left at