Jeanne Dahlquist, of Braham, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at her home. She was 60 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE 11:00 AM, Thursday October 30, at Saints. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham. VISITATION 5 to 7 pm, on Wednesday Oct. 29, at Rock – Ingebrand Chapel in Braham and 1 hr prior to the service at the church. BURIAL Saints. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in Braham.
Jeanne Dorothy Dahlquist, of Braham, Minnesota, passed away on October 26, 2008 on the family farm, in the comfort of her own home. She died from brain cancer at 60 years old.
Jeanne was born on June 9, 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Robert and Dorothy (Selva) Kane. She grew up in Roseville, as an only child, and attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic school through eighth grade, finishing high school at Ramsey High. Furthering her education, she became a student at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, majoring in elementary education. During her college years, she spent the summers working out at Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks in Montana. After receiving her B.S. degree in 1970, she began teaching in Hinckley, Minnesota for the next couple of years. Within this time she met Richard Dahlquist at the Rush City Roller Rink. In 1971 they married at St. Rose of Lima Catholic church and settled on a farm west of Braham. From this sacred bond, four children were born. Transitioning from a few homes, they eventually took over Richard’s parent’s farm, also west of Braham in 1978, continuing there for the next 30 years. Jeanne then spent her time as a farm wife and mother, until she returned to teaching and became a principal at Grasston Christian Academy in the late 1980’s. From there on, her life as a teacher here was her service to the Lord. After ending her years at Grasston, she spent the next 20 years doing various teaching jobs. Jeanne substituted for Ogilvie, Mora and Braham and taught CCD and directed choir at both Braham and Mora Catholic churches, worked at the Catholic school in Pine City, taught piano lessons on the side, became a Family Home Counselor for Catholic Charities in the 1990’s and in the 2000’s worked for Five County Mental Health, and also as treasurer for the Grasston Township board until she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in September of 2007.
Jeanne loved to spend time on the farm and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Some of her enjoyments included raising chickens, making scarves, playing piano, having her dollhouse full of miniatures on display, and of course those once a year family vacations as well as many other family and friend get-togethers. Jeanne was loved by many and with a smile that never left her face, she showed her unending kindness and virtue. She stood strong by her faith and family always, teaching not only basics, but what is important for the soul. She celebrated life, and her laughter and joyful spirit will surely be missed by all she had shared it with.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Jeanne is survived by her husband Richard Dahlquist of Braham; children and spouses: Paul (Nikki) Dahlquist of Mora, Becky (Jason) Sanborn of Ogilvie, Mark (Addie) Dahlquist of Dalbo, Elizabeth (Nick) O’Brien of Princeton; grandchildren Alivia, Cecelia, Chloe, Marcus and Hannah; other relatives and many, many friends.