Memorial services for Jeannette Margaret Lawyer, age 76, of Albert Lea will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Thorne Crest Retirement Community in Albert Lea. Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at Thorne Crest. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Jeannette passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.
Jeannette M. Lawyer was born August 24, 1939 in Albert Lea to Lyle and Edna (DeBoer) Lawyer. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1957. After which she was united in marriage to Kenneth Bergan. She lived in the Twin Cities area until 2000 when she retired from the Veterans Administration and moved back to Albert Lea. Jeannette enjoyed travel, reading, bingo at the Senior Citizens Center, water aerobics, and walking the Blazing Star Trail.
Survivors include her daughter, Katherine (Brian McGoldrick) Kay of Eden Prairie; grandchildren, Ashley, Shawn (Nikki), and Kirstin Krawczyk; great-grandchild, Aubrey Krawczyk; brothers, Richard (Audrey) Lawyer and Dale Lawyer; sister Lynda (Lonnie) Harig; and several nieces and nephews.
Jeannette was preceded in death by father, Lyle Lawyer; mother, Edna Hassler; stepfather, Harvey Hassler; nieces and nephews, and former husband Kenneth Bergan