JEAN STRANDLUND

j-strandlund.jpgJean N. Strandlund, age 83, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Mora, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2008.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 23rd at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick. VISITATION will be from 5:00-8:00 PM on Sunday, June 22nd at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. INTERMENT will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.

Strandlund, Jean N
Age 83 of Coon Rapids, formerly of Columbia Heights and Mora died on June 19, 2008. She is preceded in death by husband Roy, infant daughter, and mother Elnora Nordwall. Survived by daughter Barbara (Lee) Watkins of Coon Rapids, and sons Ronald (Diane) of Burnsville, Richard (Susan) of Blaine and Robert (Linda) of Coon Rapids, brother Lyle (Elvina) Larson of St. Paul, and sisters Phyllis Stromberg of Mpls. and Charlotte (William) Branlund of Woodbury. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jeremy and Alan Watkins, Mark and Erika Strandlund, David and Elizabeth Strandlund, Carrie Welker, Emily Thielke and Rachel Strandlund; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Jean was born June 20, 1924 on the family farm in Clint, MN (NW of Braham). She graduated from Braham High School, and married Roy after he was discharged from the Army on March 17, 1946, in Bayport, MN. Jean and Roy raised their family in Columbia Heights until moving to their lake home on Lake Mille Lacs after retirement. They moved to Mora in 2002. Jean continued to live in Mora after Roy passed away and moved to Coon Rapids in February, 2007 to be closer to her children. Jean suffered a stroke on April 25, and passed away at Presbyterian Homes of Roseville on June 19.

Jean was a skilled seamstress. She loved to fish, and especially looked forward to ice fishing each winter. Her joy was spending time with her family, and she loved seeing her family gather together. She always had time for a game of cards!

The family would like to thank the staff at Presbyterian Homes for their loving and compassionate care.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick. Revs. Doug Larson and Lori Blake officiated. Music was provided by Elizabeth Strandlund and Jacki Peterson. Pallbearers were Jeremy Watkins, Alan Watkins, Mark Strandlund, David Strandlund, Brock Welker and Ten Eichten. Interment was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.

Memorials preferred to Grace Lutheran Church of Mora or donor’s choice.

3 guestbook entries for JEAN STRANDLUND

  1. Barbara Hansen (Telander) June 23, 2008 at 5:53 pm #

    Joanne,
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. The family is on our mind and in our prayers.
    Barb Hansen

  2. Pamela Wells (Barten) July 28, 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    Sue and Rick–
    Trying to locate you two. Sorry to hear of your loss. Please email me or call me as I am interested in hearing from you.
    Think of you often and hope and pray all is well with you and your family. Pam 641-328-4154(cell) 641-753-7732(home) 641-753-4021(work)

  3. Donald R. Strandlund May 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    I have same name as her husband, Roy. I did some research on the Strandlund name some years ago (via Archie Strandlund of Moline, IL.) My grandfather, John (Jonas) Peter(Petrus) Strandlund came from Srker, Medelpad, Norrland, Sweden in 1902 and settled in Moline, IL where I was born to Alexander Fie Strandlund, son of Jonas Petrus.

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