Jean Kellogg


Time: TBA
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home


Jean Kellogg

May 9, 1922 - January 30, 2016

Jean Arlene Dye Kellogg passed away peacefully on January 30th, 2016 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. Jean was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Marion High School in 1940. She married Virgil Kellogg in 1942. When Virgil entered the war, Jean lived with her grandmother Ina Minor in Marion, Iowa. After the war, Jean and Virgil moved back to Cedar Rapids where Jean worked for a telephone company and was also a receptionist for a urologist. In 1948, the family moved to Madrid, Iowa where Virgil was a school principal and eventually superintendent of schools. Jean, along with Virgil, was always involved in social, civic, and veteran activities. Together they raised three children. Virgil’s work took Jean to Irwin, Iowa in 1963 and then to Pleasant Hill, Iowa in 1967. While in Pleasant Hill, Jean worked as a cashier at Bishop’s cafeteria and Drake University. They retired and lived in Ankeny, Iowa. The last 9 years Jean lived at Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville, Iowa.

Jean was a proud homemaker while raising her children. She and the family traveled the United States and went camping every summer. Jean was a terrific crafter, avid reader, and excellent cook. She and Virgil enjoyed square dancing for many years and continued to travel with family and friends. Jean also enjoyed her pets over the years, remained family oriented and loved being a grandmother to her many grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her three children. Sandee (Carl) Berst of Washington, Iowa; Randy Kellogg of Santa Barbra, California; and Becky (Randy) Torgeson of Mitchellville, Iowa. Jean has seven grandchildren. Kelley (Tim) Reis, Martin Berst, and Matthew (Kristi) Berst; Andy Anderson, Katrina Kellogg, Molly Kellogg; and Tascha (Jarad) Brown. There are also 14 great grandchildren. Emily and Anna Reis; Megan, Matthew, and Madeline Berst; Kyle, Eric, and Paige Berst; Hannah, Shelby, Andrew, and Kiera Anderson; Jameson and Brooklyne Brown.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents Louise Grubbs and C.Edward Dye and her husband Virgil who died in 1998. She is also preceded in death by three great granddaughters Tara Torgeson, Claire Reis, and Gracelyne Brown.

The family thanks the staff at Mitchell Village Care Center, Iowa Methodist Hospital, and Taylor House Hospice for their outstanding and compassionate care given to Jean. A private family interment will occur at a later date.

24 Hour Immediate Service

Our main goal at Iowa Funeral Planning is to provide our customers with assistance and options when it comes to planning a funeral. We know how overwhelming this process can be, and we are here to help get you through it. Our counselors are trained, compassionate professionals and will work with you, your wishes and your budget to plan funeral services to best fit your situation. All of our initial consultations are free of charge and completely confidential. There is no obligation to purchase anything when you use this site or contact us with questions. In the case of imminent death of a loved one, Iowa Funeral Planning offers 24 hour immediate assistance to help you make decisions regarding funeral arrangements as easy as possible. Call us today at 888.682.7002 for a free and confidential consultation with no obligation.

Tips for Ordering Flowers
Helpful hints on purchasing flowers from HyVee online: