WHO 13 is proud to salute military veteran Jeanne Thyberg of Des Moines.
Thyberg was in her second year of college at St. Mary’s of Notre Dame when World War II broke out. She put her education on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Thyberg served as a chief pharmacist’s mate and was stationed off the coast of San Francisco. That is where she met her husband, and following the war, the two returned to Iowa and raised six children. She also started a career in interior design.