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Age 91 Of Minneapolis Survived by husband of 64 years, Clifford; her daughters, Juliann Brunzell, Barbara Brunzell (Michael Looney); grandchildren, Sara Brunzell (Jaciel De La Riva), McKenna Brunzell, Ian and Erin Brunzell-Looney, Meghan Starliper; brother-in-law, David Dean Sr.; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Phillip Charles Brunzell and sister, Marilyn Dean. Jean was a graduate and later a faculty member of MacPhail College of Music. She was a professional pianist, accompanist, soloist, and taught piano for 60 years. She was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon International, Thursday Musical, Schubert Club, Salvation Army, and Church of the Good Shepherd. She was a founding member of the Minnesota Leukemia Society. Jean was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She lived her life every day compassionately caring for and serving others. She was adored by her students and the neighborhood children, always ready to give encouragement and, of course, cookies. She was a champion of the less fortunate and generous with her time, resources and love. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday, October 22, Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, W 50th St and Vernon Ave at Hwy 100. Memorial service 11 AM Tuesday, October 23 with visitation beginning at 10 AM at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave S, Mpls. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, the Salvation Army or Hennepin County Humane Society. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published in Pioneer Press from October 19 to October 21, 2012.
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