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Jean D. Leuthard

Jean D. Leuthard, age 88 of Bemidji died Friday, May 7, 2010 in Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.

Memorial services will be held at a later time by the Family. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Chokio, Minn.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bemidji.

Jean Doren Troelson was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Morris. to Chris and Florence (Nicely) Troelson. The family moved to Morris in 1928 where Jean attended Morris Elementary School and graduated from Morris High School. She attended Minneapolis Tech for Interior Decorating. She married Philip Leuthard Oct. 14, 1940 in Morris, Minn. They lived in Chokio. where they farmed until 1954 when they moved to Bloomington to start a flooring business with her husband and they lived there until 1976 when they moved to Isanti where they reopened another flooring company called Phils Counter & Floor Covering which they owned and operated until 1987 when they sold the store to son, Ron and retired to Remer to live near her daughter, Pam. In 2002 she moved to Bemidji where she has resided since with her daughter Pam and her husband Don and special companion Billie Cheesman, who past away in 2006. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Remer. She loved to sing with the Choirs. Jean was very active in Womens Lioness Club for many years in Isanti. When her and husband Phil retired they spent winters in Edinburg, Texas at Valhalla Mobil Park and thoroughly enjoyed all the courts functions, activities and many of the court residents were from their home town area of Chokio or Isanti. Her grandchcildren were her greatest joy and of course her great granddaughters and the latest addition of two great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed painting bluebirds. She loved her flowers and enjoyed cooking up anything fresh out of the garden and she had a passion for reading her books.

Survived by her daughter, Pam (Don) Evitts, Bemidji, and son Ron (Peg) Leuthard, Milaca, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and her extended family of three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents, Chris and Florence Troelson, husband, Philip Leuthard, daughter, Susan Kay Leuthard and brother Clifford Troelson.

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