Marlys Kathleen (Bolstad) Jean

Born: Sat., Aug. 20, 1927
Died: Thu., May 31, 2012


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 04, 2012
Location: Bayview Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jun. 05, 2012
Location: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home

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Marlys Kathleen Jean was born on August 20, 1927 to Orton and Harriet (Liane) Bolstad in Fargo, ND.  She moved with her family to Iowa Falls where Marlys graduated in 1945.  On December 27, 1946 Marlys was united in marriage to Warren O. Jean at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  The couple came to Minnesota in 1950.  Marlys worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell and later as a nurse’s aide at Naeve Hospital.  She enjoyed watching golf, tennis and most sporting events, doing crossword puzzles and watching reality TV.  Marlys treasured the time spent with her family and friends.  She will be deeply missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, Warren of Albert Lea; children, Vonnie Runkle of Urbandale, IA, Chuck Jean of Waterloo, IA, Mike Jean of Alamosa, CO, Tom (Mary) Jean of Mankato, MN, Bob (Rhonda) Jean of Eyota, MN and Sharon (Glen) Twernbold of Chatfield, MN; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marlys was preceded in death by her parents, Orton Bolstad and Harriet (Liane) Deichert; sister, Evonne England; sister-in-law, Lenore Bauldry; brothers-in-law, Cleo Bauldry and Clinton Hanson; and son-in-law, Charles Runkle.

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Heidi Kennedy
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Sharon and family,
Thinking of you and sending my sympathies to you and your family during this most difficult time. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories you had together. Sending prayers out to all of you.
Heidi, Alexis, and Walker Kennedy

Debbie Ingvaldson Elhardt
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Sharon and family,
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Such a sweet lady and will always remember her smile to us girls everytime we stopped over!! May the special memories of Marlys comfort you always and all our love, Debbie (Ingvaldson), Steve and Lauren Elhardt

Gail Ferguson
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Red, Vonnie,Chuck, Mike, Tom, Bob and Shari,
My love and prayers are with all of you and I wish I could be there. The great memories of Marlys will keep her close always. It brings a smile to my face when I think of the good times on the farm that we had. I'll miss her smile and her laugh. God bless her memory and all of you!

   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Dear Sharon, Red and family -

We are very sorry for your loss. Marlys was one of a kind... a hard working yet gentle soul. You were blessed to have her in all of your lives for so long. She loved you as much as you loved her. I can''t wait to hug you and celebrate her life.

Much love, Staff and Diane

Jacque Bogue
   Posted Sat June 02, 2012
I was saddened to hear about your mom. Diane always spoke so highly and kindly about her. She was a special person to her when you girls were growing up. May her memory keep her close in your hearts, always. God's peace as you celebrate her life. Jacque (Houge) Bogue

Raymond Wicks
   Posted Mon June 04, 2012
Red and family,

I am so sorry about the loss of your wife/mother. I appreciate the good memories of years gone by with the family get togethers. Life will never be the same. I am sorry I will not be able to come up for the service. I will pray for God''s grace for you all during this time.

Dave "Ingy" Ingvaldson
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
Dear Jean Family

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Heaven is getting another angel

Paul & Kathy Ehrhard
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
Red, Vonnie, Chuck, Mike, Tom, Bob & Sharon,
I was shocked when I opened the obituaries in the Tribune this pmQJ to see your mother amoung the deceased. She was such a great lady who I so greatly admired. She was such a strong lady who always had her family upper most in her mind. My sorrow at your loss is overwhelming. I can't tell you how we greive for the family. Red, you had a great lady for a wife and to the rest of the family, you had a great mother. I can't tell you how sorry I am that I can't be with you to express our sorrow and to celebrate Marly's life.
From the bottom of my heart.
Paul Ehrhard

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