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Jean Yeager, 91

Jun 23, 2019

Jean Yeager

Blue Earth Jean Yeager, age 91, of Blue Earth passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, June 16, 2019. A celebration of life was held Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Blue Earth, Chaplain Russ Steele officiated. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com

Jean Agnes was born March 31, 1928 to Floyd and Pearl (Andrews) Sweet in Blue Earth. She grew up and graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1946. She went on to receive her master’s degree from Mankato State University in 1951.

On June 22, 1948 Jean was united in marriage to Roy Yeager. From that time on they were inseparable; they enjoyed traveling to many places throughout the world, golfing, playing cards, reading and gardening. They spent many winters at their home in Fountain of the Sun in Mesa, Arizona, making many friends and memories over the years. Roy passed in 2017.

Education and children would become a very important part of Jean’s life. She worked within education for over 40 years retiring in 1990. She held different positions in the Winnebago, Frost and Delavan school systems, including being a fifth and sixth grade teacher and principal. She was very involved in the community and belonged to several local organizations. Anyone who knew Jean in any capacity; casually, personally or professionally has probably at one time or another received a hand-written note from her as she was very grateful for all the people in her life and was adamant about sharing that gratefulness and gratitude with everyone around her.

Jean is survived by her nephew, Bryan (Mary Beth) Sweet, of Fairmont; niece, Tammy (Allan) Sweet, of Lake Crystal; sisters-in-law, Sally Yeager, Mary Matteson and Ginny Midthun, as well as many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roy; her parents and brothers, Bernard Sweet and Roger (Barbara) Sweet.

A very special thank you to Melanie Farnham and Tammy Boie for all your gracious and much appreciated help and time that was given to Jean.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Blue Earth School Foundation, First Presbyterian Church or the United Hospital Foundation.