Jean was my best friend, my unconditional friend, for almost 50 years. We met in the fall of 1966 at Mankato State College (now University Minnesota Mankato) on floor B-4 Crawford Center dorm. It was not too long before we became the best of friends.
We went through college, the deaths of our parents, her brother Jim and my sister Karen. Jean was my maid of honor in our wedding.
Jean and I would talk on the phone for maybe 15-30 seconds, and then we would be laughing. I have never known anyone in my life, other than my mother, with whom I could laugh, almost uncontrollably.
I can only thank God for our friendship. There are no words that can describe this loss.
I offer my sincere sympathy to Marshall, Matthew, Thomas and Ashley.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. There are no other words to express the loss I feel. With love...Mary J.