FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora, with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hr. prior to service on Wednesday.
INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Memorials preferred to Calvary Lutheran Church Foundation Fund.
Jean Ahlgren passed away February 15, 2014. She was 96 years old.
Jean Irene (Knutila) Ahlgren was born December 16, 1917 to John and Ida (Kuitu) Knutila in Cloquet, Minn. She lived with her family in Cloquet.
Jean graduated from Cloquet, Minnesota High School in 1935 and attended the University of Minnesota graduating cum laude in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Education. Her degree was in Nursing Education with a minor in Public Health Nursing. After graduation, she worked at the University of MN Hospital for a few years and then taught Nursing Arts and Conditions of the Eye at Miller Hospital in St. Paul – which is now United Hospital.
In 1944, she married Lt Frederic Ahlgren and they traveled to the various forts that he served in the United States. She also went with him to Japan for two years and one year in Beirut, Lebanon and one year in Ammon, Jordan.
After retiring from the service, Fred went to Law School and Jean and their family settled in Mora. She was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church and served in various capacities in CLCW.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Frederic; her parents, John and Ida Knutila; her sister, Maxine Kotval.
She is survived by her children: Frederic (Michelle) Ahlgren, Mary (Don) Olson, John (Sally) Ahlgren; 6 grandchildren: Paul (Erika) Olson, Eric (Danielle) Olson, Mariah Olson, Kevin (Christina) Ahlgren, Erica Ahlgren, and Keith Ahlgren; 4 great grandchildren: Anders Olson, Elin Olson, Gracelyn Olson, and Madeline Ahlgren; many nieces & nephews.
Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Music was provided by Barb Seaton, Michelle Seefeld, Kerry Long, Sally Ahlgren, and Don Olson. Casket Bearers were Jean’s grandchildren. Usher was Dakota Helmbrecht.