Jannell Keichle


Jannell Jan “Big J” Kiechle, 52, of Ottumwa died November 19, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born December 30, 1968 in Minneapolis, MN to Benjamine and Eileen Roberts Post.

Jannell had worked at Tenco Foundation as a supervisor.

She attended North Court Baptist Church with her parents.

She enjoyed leather working, singing karaoke and cooking. She was a very loving person who would help anyone in need and never knew a stranger, where everyone knew her as Big J.

Surviving are her two daughters, Lanette Starr and Lindsey Kiechle both of Ottumwa; her parents, Benjamine and Eileen Post of Ottumwa; three grandchildren, Jason Pickrell, Jade Davis and Allie Thompson; her siblings, Joleen Post, Douglas Post and Jodell Heckethorn all of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday November 23rd at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Schlotter officiating. For those unable to attend the service, you may watch it live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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