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Jean Elizabeth (Keefe) Lynch


Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jean Elizabeth (Keefe) Lynch, 84, died on on March 30, 2014.

Jean was born in Rochester on October 17, 1927 the fourth child to Edward and Mary (Healy) Keefe. She was raised on her family’s farm east of Chatfield, Minn. and educated at Chatfield High School. She graduated with a degree in elementary education from Winona State Teachers College. Following graduation, Jean taught elementary school in Blooming Prairie and Glencoe.

Jean and Patrick Lynch were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield on June 20, 1953. They raised their five children in Chatfield, where Pat was in the grocery business with his father. In the 1970’s she returned to full time teaching as a reading specialist in the Rochester Public Schools. Jean and Pat loved entertaining, traveling, and card games. Following Pat’s death in 1988, Jean moved to Rochester. After her retirement, Jean volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Jean is loved and will be remembered by her children: Susan Vento of Maplewood, Minn.; Chuck (Lynnae) of Stillwater, Minn.; Ann (Darren) Ruschy of Edina, Minn.; Bill (Denise) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Ed (Gretchen) of Eden Prairie, Minn. Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

Jean is also survived by her siblings: Rosemary Kubicek, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Norbert (Mary) Keefe of Chatfield; Helen Texido of Atherton, Calif.; Patrick (Gretchen) Keefe of Dover, Minn.; Kathryn (Frank) Kennedy of Mission Viejo, Calif., John (Florence) Keefe of Dallas, Texas; Pat’s Sisters: Doretta Story of Little Falls, Minn., and Mary Hornak of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Pat, son-in-law Bruce Vento, and sister Phyllis Tracy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday April 5, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield.

Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Chatfield. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services also at church.

Carol E. Hamersma

Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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Verdon Flattum

Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verdon Flattum was born on March 18, 1935 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Gynther and Lillian Flattum. He attended Lanesboro Schools where he played tenor sax and the clarinet graduating in 1952. He enrolled in the Army where he played in the Army Band. Verd ..... 
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Dale M. Olson

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Dale M. Olson, 72, of Lanesboro, Minn., passed away March 21, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Dale was born October 14, 1941 in Lanesboro to Melvin and Clara (Berge) Olson. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1959 ..... 
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Carolyn Marie Deyo

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Carolyn Marie Deyo, 69, of Chatfield, Minn., died March 23, 2014 at her home unexpectedly of natural causes. Carolyn was born February 19, 1945 to Lawrence and Hazel (Strohman) Batt. She attended school in Chatfield, later earning her GED. She ..... 
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Gordon Burdette Tienter

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Gordon Burdette Tienter, 87, of Chatfield, Minn. died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn. Gordon was born June 25, 1926 in rural Preston to Harry & Emma (Rueber) Tienter. He attended country school. In 1945 he ent ..... 
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Linda Olson

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Linda Olson, age 72, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.  Linda Lee Ramaker was born January 23, 1942 in Spring Valley to Winfield and Valoy (Frankson) Ramaker. She was baptized M ..... 
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Kenneth William McBride

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Kenneth William McBride, 84, of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, 2014, at his residence. Kenneth was born February 12, 1930, on the family farm in rural Olmsted County, to William & Emma (Oldenburg) McBride. He lived most o ..... 
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Albert Langdon

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Albert Eugene Langdon, age 91, died March 6, 2014 at the Spring Valley Senior Living. He was born August 2, 1922 to James & Lucy Langdon, in Rowan, Iowa. Albert attended Rowan Public School graduating in 1940, where he was an outstanding outfielde ..... 
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