Jeanne D. Gondreau, age 72 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020, at her home in Austin. Jeanne Dianne Hall was born to Charles and Helen (Anderson) Hall on October 15, 1947 in Austin, Minnesota. She grew up in Austin and graduated with the class of 1965 from Austin High School. Jeanne then took classes at the Minneapolis Business College. In October 1966, she married Gary Gondreau at the Church of Christ in Austin. The couple lived in Minneapolis for a time and returned to Austin in 1976, where Jeanne began working for Eldens Grocery Store as a front-end manager and raised her children. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. The couple moved to Denver, Colorado in 1987, where they enjoyed the mild climate, sightseeing in the mountains, and watching their grandchildren grow. Jeanne and Gary moved back to Austin in November of 2017. In her spare time Jeanne enjoyed playing on her bowling and softball leagues and riding her bike. She especially loved spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Gondreau of Austin, Minnesota; son, Jeffrey (Heather) Gondreau of St. Michael, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Jessica, Benjamin (Joyce), Abigail (Jacob) and her twin, C.J., Madison, Gabriel; two great grandchildren, Evan and Kylie, a brother, William (Deana) Hall of Arizona; sister, Susan Bastyr of Austin, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Hall; daughter, Kari; brother, Charles Hall Jr., and brother-in-law, Roger Bastyr.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, Minnesota. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials to donor’s choice.
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