JEAN I. AHLGREN

J. Ahlgren Web PhotoJean I. Ahlgren of Mora, died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at First Light Health System in Mora.  She was 96 years old.

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.

 

9 guestbook entries for JEAN I. AHLGREN

  1. Mary McCarty February 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    To the Ahlgren/Olson families, I am sorry that I can’t be there to express my condolences in person. Jean was a lovely and gracious woman in every way and I have many good memories of her. I know you will keenly feel the loss but trust your many, many wonderful memories will provide some comfort.

  2. Monica (Pontoni) Dix February 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Dear Ahlgren Family,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Jean. She certainly led a full and interesting life and had a great family to share it with. It never seems to matter how young or old a person is when they pass when they have lived and loved so well here on earth. She leaves a void that cannot be filled but will, hopefully, be eased somewhat by the memories she’s left behind.
    My heart aches for you.
    Hugs to you all,
    Monica (Monie) Pontoni Dix

  3. Mary Pontoni February 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    We’re so sorry for your loss, but hope it comforts you to think what a long, full and interesting life she had.
    Pete and Mary Pontoni

  4. Angela Meredith February 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Jean was a great women and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered. I am sending my condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers. Angela Meredith

  5. Benjamin and Brieanna Belkholm February 18, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Dear Ahlgren and Olson families,

    We heard of the passing of Grandma Ahlgren today and wish we could be there. In my time spent with Eric at Don and Mary’s and also at Mille Lacs, I have great memories of her. Her kindness, smile, and how she always made me feel welcome will be greatly missed. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family.

    Our love and prayers,

    Ben and Brieanna Belkholm

  6. Shari Thomforde (Eleanore Sassor's G-dtr.) February 19, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    To the Ahlgren/Olson families,

    I am very sorry to hear the news about Great Aunt Jeans passing. I have some very fond memories of

    her as a youngster. She was so comforting to me, especially when we watched the dock being torn away

    at the lake and the floods of Mora in the summer I visited. That was her, an amazing woman who had

    a strength in her core and achieved things most women didn’t dream of in her times. May you all live

    through her spirit and cherish your memories with her. My deepest sympathy to you all, God Bless

  7. Violet Belkholm February 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    I was saddened to hear of Jean’s death. We spent many times visiting together at St. Claire’s when we were both there for rehab and also in her apartment. She was so proud of her family and loved them so much. I know you have many memories to share with one another. You have my prayers and deepest sympathy.

  8. Mary Oakes (Johnson) February 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Dearest Ahlgen Family
    My mother, Ivy Johnson, told me of your loss and I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy. I remember Jean (always Mrs Ahlgen to me) as the person to supported my entry into nursing. I first knew her at Kanabec Hospital where I was a Candy Striper, then a Nurses Aide. I went on to nursing school and now teach nursing at a university. Please know the impact that Jean had on me and my life. She will be remembered with love.
    God Bless

  9. Jay and Ivy Johnson March 22, 2014 at 2:22 am #

    To the Ahlgren Family, Our sincere condolences to the entire Ahlgren Family on the recent loss of wonderful Jean. She was a good friend to our family, and we remember kindly the many good times we shared at church and other social outings. Always friendly and kind, she is remembered for our common interest in travel and military service, and the interesting conversations we would have about them. She will surely be missed, and we will keep your family in our prayers as you mourn her passing. Sincerely, Ivy Johnson and Jay Johnson

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