Jeanne D. Lee, 83, lifelong resident of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Jean Diane Christianson was born March 8, 1936 at home on the family farm near Blooming Prairie. The daughter of Almer and Stella (Johnson) Christianson. She was baptized and confirmed at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, attended school in Blooming Prairie. On June 13, 1957, Jean married Kenneth A. Lee and they made their home in Blooming Prairie, raising their six daughters. Jean was a stay at home mom until her daughters were in high school, and she then went to work at Prairie Manor as a CNA. She loved caring for residents. Jean also loved baking, reading, puzzles and playing with her grandchildren. Jean taught all of her daughters to make lefsa.
Survivors include her daughters, Lana (Jerry) Beckman, Nancy (David) Kahnke, Jacqueline (Paul) Smith, Kim (Terry) Trotman, Nicole Bigbee; son-in-law, Rodney Brown; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren (and another one due soon); 2 brothers, Alan (Lois) Christianson, Brian (Donna) Christianson; 2 sisters, Ann Bardouche, Sharon (Dave) Fogal; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Norma and Marvin Amundson; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Almer and Stella Christianson; husband, Kenneth in 2008; son, Allan; daughter, Marsha Brown; son-in-law, Damian Bigbee; brother, Lynn Christianson; sisters, Ramona Mace and Phyllis Helle; brothers-in-law, Mason Mace, Hans Helle, Dave Bardouche, Robert E. Lee; sister-in-law, Charlene Christianson.
Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie. Visitation will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in First Lutheran Cemetery, Blooming Prairie. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie.