Jean Telleen

Jean Hutchison Telleen, age 91, a resident of Ames, passed away on April 4th, 2022 at Northridge Village.

Jean was born the daughter of Thomas Walter Walton and Florence Mae (Rhodes) Walton on April 27, 1930 in Otho, Iowa.  She was a 1948 graduate of Otho High School, and also attended Iowa State Teacher’s College (now UNI) in Cedar Falls. Jean taught 2nd & 3rd grade in Duncombe, Iowa, for three years.  On June 4, 1950, she was united in marriage to M. James Hutchison at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1985. Jean worked for Olson Jewelry in Fort Dodge from 1988 to 2002. On Aug. 7, 2002, Jean was married to Robert Telleen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  She was a member of Collegiate Presbyterian Church, Ames. Jean was also a member of PEO sisterhood chapter IM in Fort Dodge and chapter KC in Ames. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Telleen; sister Rosemary

Anderson; two daughters Diane Bock (Marc), Julee Bernard (Steve); two sons Alan Hutchison (Denise Mernka), Gregg Hutchison (Kerry); 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Through her marriage to Robert Telleen, she is also survived by three stepdaughters: Teresa Schreiber (Don), Barbara Davis (Mark), and Susan Telleen (Philip Barber); and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband M. James Hutchison, and her infant brother and sister.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May

6 at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 5th Ave N, in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be one hour before the service beginning at

10 a.m., and a reception lunch will be held immediately following the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to

Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames, IA or First Presbyterian

Church in Fort Dodge, IA in care of Gunderson Funeral Home, 1615 N 15th St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Online condolences may be made at

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