October 29, 2017
WAPELLO, Iowa - Jenefern H. "Jenny" Lundvall, age 75, of rural Wapello, died Sunday morning, October 29, 2017, at her home with her family surrounding her. The daughter of Lewis and Hazel Marie Leinbach Bigger, she was born on June 1, 1942, in Burlington. Jenny graduated from Biggsville High School in 1960. She married Rodney Dowell in May of 1960. They later divorced. Jenny married Hallie LeRoy Lundvall on October 26, 1966, in Media, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 26, 2005.
She had worked for Advanced Ross’s Electric in Burlington and later at the Wapello Salebarn restaurant and was a school bus driver for the Wapello Community School District for 23 years, where she transferred multigeneration children with many of them calling her grandma.
Jenny was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed the Old Time Bus Drivers Breakfast Club. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, fishing, traveling and going to antique swap meets. Special for her were her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Her family includes four children, Ross & Becky Dowell of Lincoln, Illinois, Reed & Merna Dowell of Wapello, Karen & Tom Heath of Oxford, and Lee "Tiger" & Traci Lundvall of Wapello; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, James & Verla Bigger of Media; a sister, Nola Talbot of Media; and three sisters-in-law, Norma Lee Bigger of Media, Ruth Claussen of Davenport, and Betty Lundvall of Glenwood. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hallie; infant son, Bradley Lavern Dowell; and two brothers, Reldon Bigger and Gale Bigger.
The funeral ceremony for Jenny Lundvall will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello, officiated by longtime friend Rev. Chris Thomas. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery, rural Wapello. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home where the family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial gifts will benefit the Great River Hospice and Home Health, the Pediatric Hospital Oncology of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and the Louisa County Public Health.
Condolences may be given and viewed at www.dudgeonmcculley.com