Jeannette-Wier (Riley)-Obituary

Photo courtesy of O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home - St. Paul

Jeannette Marie Wier (Riley)

Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Aug 9, 1932 - Apr 16, 2012

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Jeanette was a loving and wonderful Aunt to all us Wier girls. We were so blessed to have had her in our family. She will always be in our hearts.

Jeanette and I first met at SJA as freshman in 1946. Her aliveness and humor brought smiles to those who knew her even then. I feel privileged that we became ‘family' when her sister, Jackie, and my brother, John, married. Her astonishing courage and commitment to living fully inspired me, and remembering continues to do so. There is a saying that when we speak one's name they come alive again. Jeanette's friends and family will speak her name lovingly for as long as memories last.

May the Wier family find peace during this very difficult time.

My sympathy to Jeannette's family and to all that knew her. I hope there is comfort knowing that her grace will live on through so many others. She loved her family dearly and wasn't afraid to share her smile, a story or her opinion. She was a bright spot in my life and she'll be missed.

Jeannette was an inspiration to me as I was involved in politics. Her tireless work kept many of us going. Her love of life was also infectious.I will miss her very much. I apologize I can't make the funeral but will keep her in my prayers. My sympathies to the family for the loss of such a wonderful person.

Jeannette was one of the first people I met in the bridge world - and one of the most wonderful. We shared a friendship that included the game we loved so much, politics and philosophy - and, of course, humor.

My condolences to all of Jeannette's family. How very fortunate we were to have her in our lives!

I have so many fond and funny memories of my Aunt Jeannette over the years. She lit up every room she walked into. I admired her passion for politics, bridge, family, and friends. Her zest for life was amazing. She will be deeply missed.

I'm sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I worked with her at Wilder Care Center. She was very passionate about nursing.She was fun and had a wonderful smile. She always talked about her family. I will miss her. God bless all of you!

To Jeannette's Dear Family,

I have been lucky to have known Jeannette for 25 years. We have worked on several projects for the local bridge league and she always did her part better than expected and well before any deadline. Plus she always had the biggest smile and cheerful outlook! We will miss her a lot.


Jeannette's Obituaries

Loving MotherGrandmother & SisterAge 79, of Mendota Heights, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 16, 2012 after an 18 month battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents John & Marie (Chapdelaine) Riley and sister in law Carol Riley. Survived by children Dennis...

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