JEAN ANN (HAUSEN) SCHMIDTKE
Jean (Mrs. LeRoy) Schmidtke, age 67 of Faribault, died on Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Maryís Hospital, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at River Valley Church, 722 Ravine Street, Faribault on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, May 2nd from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Jean Ann, the daughter of Sidney and Erlis (Wilson) Hausen was born on February 15, 1946 in Faribault. She married LeRoy Schmidtke on November 28, 1969 in Morristown and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2013. Jean was formerly employed with 3M of Northfield, Country Kitchen of Faribault, Johnny Bís of Medford and provided daycare for many. She was very active in her church.
She is survived by five children, Dale C. (and Sandra) Schmidtke, Jeffrey Schmidtke, Diana Schmidtke (and Joe Lange), Debra (and Shawn) Hogate and Lee (and Jenny) Schmidtke all of Faribault; a niece, Cheryl (and Matt) Benzick of Kenyon; 20 grandchildren, Courtney, Ryan & Raechel Schmidtke, Jennifer & Jessica Schmidtke, Jamie, Michael, Tyler & Derek Schmidtke, Shawna, Megan, Trisha & Jonathon Vold, Matthew (and Lexi Dotterweich), Nicholas, Danielle, Zachariah & Tyler Hogate, Joshua & Catherine Schmidtke; three great grandchildren, Paige Sallstrom, Liam and Jackson LeRoy Hogate; eleven siblings, Judith (and Tom) Simons of Grants Pass, OR, Steven (and Diana) Schull of Faribault, Larry (and Nancy) Hausen of Corvallis, OR, Joseph (and Lori) Hausen of Faribault, Lillian Schalow (and Bill Howard) of Goodyear, AZ, Barbara (and Charlie) Hanagraff of Faribault, George (and Corine) Hausen of Faribault, Daniel (and Joy) Ostland of Warroad, MN, Bernard (and Peggy) Hausen, Robert (and Lisa) Hausen and Jerry (and Bobbie) Hausen all of Faribault; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeRoy; her son, Layne Schmidtke; a sister, Thelma Lockwood and a brother, Layne Lockwood.
Date: Monday September 23, 2013
I never had the chance to meet Ms. Jean Schmidtke or Mr. Schmidtke. But I grew up where Layne lost his life. It has been over 20 years now but for a lot of people in Colorado Springs that night still rings clear. I was reading again about it today and came to find out Ms Jean had passed. She was a good woman for the things she had done. Please know you are never forgotten. Your son is a hero, and so are you. May you all rest in the arms of the angels now. God has welcomed you all home. God Bless the family left behind. Your mom is a hero in my eyes. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless, a soldier that still remembers
Name: Pat Stahl
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
It's hard to believe that I will no longer be able to call my best friend up on the phone. I just don't know what to say, words cannot express how much Jeannie and her family have meant to our family in the last 35 years. I remember the first time I met Jeannie. I was searching for answers and I walked up to Jeannie and Roy's house thinking there might be a Bible study there. Her sister Lil,(who led me to the Lord, and I will be forever grateful to her for that) said there might be. There wasn't,Jeannie let me in and there was one. We met with Lois Anderson once a week, and the study grew. We were a messed up bunch of women, meeting to learn more about the Lord. We all were so young then. Vicki told me that Jeannie and Roy were like her uncle and aunt and you kids were like her cousins. We had good times together; playing cards, going to Youth group and sometimes just sitting at the kitchen table talking about the Lord and the things He has done for us and what we would like Him to do for us and our kids - right Jeff? Roy and Jeannie endured a lot of hardships, but I have also seen how He provided so miraculously in so many ways, so many times. Jeannie is my inspiration. Always knowing that God would come through right on time. She never let go of Him no matter what was going on in her life. I think sometimes He was her only source of hope. Can you picture Jeannie and Roy skipping along hand in hand with Jesus down those streets of gold, and that picture kind of takes away the hurt. Jeannie, I am going to miss you, but we'll see each other again. Thank you Lord for giving me just the right friend at just the right time.
Name: Donna Berge
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
To the Schmidtke and especially to Dee Dee. I am so sorry for your lose. This I know comes at an especially hard time for all of you with all that has been going on in your lives. I know that Jean is happy now that she is with LeRoy, but that will not take away your sorrow. You had some special parents that loved their family and was there for you. You have good memories and this will help them to live on. God Bless you through these days ahead and for time to come.
Name: Mary Kay Sammon
Date: Tuesday April 30, 2013
You mom will be greatly missed. She always welcomed you with open arms no matter who you where. Her family and Jesus where her life. Cherish the memories you have made with her. She will forever live in your hearts. Share your personal stories of her with your kids and grandkids. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She is not only dancing with the angels she is also dancing with your dad.
Name: Tammy Williamette
Date: Monday April 29, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this diffcult time of loss. We used to be neighbors before they moved into their new house and I knew her from church. She always had her grandchildren and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed
Date: Monday April 29, 2013
I am very sorry to read about JeanAnn and Leroy I am sure you kids are very sick of life right now. I have known JeanAnn and Leroy for about 40 years. Have alot of good memories. I am not living in Minnesota any more so I thought a little note would be good. I have called Jean, JeanAnn for many years. JeanAnn use to babysit for me while I worked the second shift. Also she use to be my sisterinlaw for a few years. JeanAnn and her faith helped me through alot. I want to thank her. JeanAnn and Leroy will always have a spot in my memory,heart,and prayer. I am very sorry for the loss.
Name: Valerie Ross
Date: Monday April 29, 2013
You had a profound faith in God and did your best to instill that in all of us. Thank- you for instilling that in me Aunt Jeanie as this is where I am finding comfort, now that you are gone. I will forever have you in my heart and in my thoughts, and I know every now and then in my heart of hearts you will check in on each and everyone of us. You were a blessing in my life and you always will be, I shall miss you and yes I promise to be a good girl. I love you
Name: Mary Bussert
Date: Saturday April 27, 2013
There are two priorities Jeannie had in her life, Jesus and her family. My hope is that none of you would turn your back on the legacy that she has left for each of you. She would not want you to be sad for her because I am sure Jenny is right, she is probably "dancing with the angels". There are so many good memories to dwell on...Bible studies, picnics in the park with the kids, sweet corn roasting potlucks, card playing New Year's Eve in, birthday parties, and just plain visits! There are many times that I remember stopping to visit and we would pray for her siblings, kids or grandkids. She really cared about each of you! You have my deepest sympathy. Jeannie will truly be missed!