Arlene Janice Reinertson
Jesup – Arlene Janice Reinertson, 91 years old of Jesup, IA, died Monday, July 12, 2021, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church, Jesup, IA, with Pastor Dawn Person officiating. Annette Zuck was the pianist. Burial was at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, with all of Arlene’s grandchildren acting as casket bearers. Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the White Funeral Home, 1315 Main Street, Jesup, IA, and for an hour before services at the church. Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup and to Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be posted at

Arlene was born August 16, 1929, in Buchanan County, IA, at Littleton, the daughter of Arley J. McGlaughlin and Edna M. (Fidler) McGlaughlin. At the age of six months she moved to Jesup with her family and has been a resident since. She graduated from Jesup High School with the class of 1946. On June 3, 1949, she was united in marriage to Richard Dale McCarty at the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup. Richard preceded her in death on April 17, 1986. On September 3, 1988, Arlene married Leslie M. Reinertson at the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup. Arlene was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and served on several church boards, sang in the choir and served as bookkeeper for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and had held offices in the organization as well. Arlene worked at Rath Packing in Waterloo a short time before working for Iowa Public Service and the Jesup Creamery. She then worked 25 years in the office for Farmers Mutual Telephone Company in Jesup before her retirement in 2003. She loved the Iowa Hawkeyes. She and Leslie traveled to many of the football bowl games over the years.

Arlene is survived by her husband Leslie Reinertson of Jesup; two sons, Gary (Kathleen) McCarty of Papillion, NE, James (Kristi) McCarty of Jesup; five step-children, Leslie (Teresa) Reinertson, II, of Maysville, NC, Jo Ellen Reinertson of Marshalltown, IA, Karina Reinertson of Denver, CO, Erica Reinertson of Pembroke, NH, Neil Reinertson of Washburn, IA; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her first husband, Richard McCarty, her parents and two brothers, Robert McGlaughlin and Richard McGlaughlin, preceded her in death.

White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, was in charge of the arrangements.
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