“As soon as we learned that Jean had died, I signed the Guest Book for the Foster family; unfortunately the Luddite in me appeared and it was never transmitted. Here goes once again; we need to celebrate Jean. We moved to Fremont Avenue in 1966 and were fortunate to live across the street from the Careys until Jean sold 4751. In addition to having two of the finest 'kid-sitters' imaginable (when their busy schedules allowed), Greg, Bob, Peggy and Thom grew up with the best gift of all: Jean...
“Dear Ellen and Dana, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was always such a friendly next-door neighbor to me and my family. I was lucky to share some growing up years knowing her strength, humor and sense of caring. I am thinking of many times, but right now mostly of you. I hope that in time you can adapt. I amazed she was 88. Your mother was a rare example of women breaking boundaries during the period, and you can be very proud of that. Much love, (my old name!)...
“Dear Ellen and Dana and families,
I am very sorry for your loss. Jean was a strong, creative woman in a time when that was a difficult thing to be. I was always impressed by all the things she painted, sewed, etc. I remember other things about her that marked her as a wit and a philosopher as well. I can still hear her voice singing the little song she made up just for me when I came over -- in fact, there were even two versions of it. My lingering picture of her will be of...
Through Park Nicollet Hospice, my therapy dog, Ella, and I visited your Aunt Jean at Walker Health Center since last May. She was a lovely woman who was always happy when we arrived and enjoyed interacting with Ella.
I find it interesting to read about a patient's history and discovered through Jean's obituary what a remarkable, intelligent woman she was. I'm so happy that I got to meet her.
Also, I discovered in Jean's obituary, that you were her niece. I worked in...
“Dear Susan ans Terry Wolkerstorfer,
So sorry to read of the death of your aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Louie and Molly
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Age 88 of Minneapolis Jean—whose passions included art, sewing, tennis, gardening, kids, dogs, and financial empowerment for women—died Jan. 8 at Walker Methodist Health Center, her home of the past eight years. She was born Aug. 11, 1924, the middle child of Marvin A. and Elsie (Waldron)...Read More