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Eleanor "Lee" Louise Jertberg

March 21, 1929 — August 10, 2021

March 21, 1929 – August 10, 2021


Eleanor (Lee) Jertberg was born on March 21, 1929 in Downey, California and passed away peacefully on August 10, 2021 surrounded by her children.


Lee married her High School sweetheart Richard Jertberg in 1949. They were married for 65 years until his death in 2014. They moved from Southern California to Dinuba in 1962 & together raised 5 children.


Lee worked for the Dinuba School District for many years, while helping Rich take care of their 20 acre citrus ranch. She always found time to serve a delicious home cooked meal including dessert.


The Ranch was the spot for the family to gather for holidays, birthdays and hot summer days by the pool. Lee loved her large backyard which she kept manicured to perfection.


Lee leaves a beautiful legacy of love to her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She had a special connection with them all.


Lee is survived by her children: Richard Jertberg Jr. (Mary Elizabeth) of Ceres, CA; Greg Jertberg (Mary) of Visalia, CA; Debbie Esau (Steve) of Kingsburg, CA; Nancy Lunsford (Gary) of Dinuba, CA. Grandchildren: Sancelle Vance, Paul Jertberg, Tricia Luyben, Jessica Jertberg, Jeremy Jertberg, Stefani Esau, Kevin Esau, Kelly Esau, Chad Lunsford, Chelsy McMaryion and 9 great-grandchildren. Sisters Jo Billard & Diane Perhab, Sisters-in-law Joan Fortin & Marion Kanthak, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her Parents Joe & Pauline Perhab; Husband Richard Jertberg Sr.; Daughter Cheryl Vance; Daughter-in-law Mary Jertberg.


Lee was a wonderful Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Sister, Auntie & friend and she will be missed by all of us.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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