Jean Marie Treinen, 64, favorite sister, cousin and friend, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, Minnesota. She marked her 64th birthday on Oct 11, and spent the week celebrating with her family. Sunday was the last party with a concert and root beer floats for her fellow Parkview residents. She died early the next day. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 10:30a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
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Jean Marie Treinen was born October 11, 1955 to Merle and Wilma (Raetz) Treinen. She was baptized at Holy Name Church in Marcus, Iowa. She lived a full life surrounded by her family. Her parents were pioneers in establishing services for special needs children. Whenever Jean reached a new stage in her life, a program was ready for her public school education, recreation programs, sheltered workshop, group home which were all established in her community with help and the hard work of her parents, Merle and Wilma.
Jean was a planner and communicator. In spite of her disability, she was a contributing member of society. She received Employee of the Year at Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars, Iowa where she worked for over 40 years. Jean brought out the best in all who knew her. She will be remembered as the favorite cousin who attended parties and reunions wherever they were held. On her last trip to California she was greeted like a rock star by nieces, nephews and cousins. She knew everyone’s name and could explain how they were related and where they lived.
Jean moved to Parkview Care Center in May 2018, where she received loving care. Her family appreciated how Jean became a favorite to so many of the Parkview staff.
Jean is survived by her brother, Michael Treinen of Des Moines, IA; her sisters, Maren Hayes and her husband, Mike of Seattle; Ann Goodmanson and her husband, Scott of Albert Lea, MN; Lea Nowak and her husband, Mark of Wells, MN; Laurie Stroud and her husband, Pat of Danville, CA; Joyce Galvin and her husband, Tom of Holstein, IA; and a brother-in-law Donnie Turk of Council Bluffs, IA. Jean will also be missed by several aunts, nieces, nephews, their spouses, and children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Wilma Treinen; and one sister, Kathy Lathrop-Turk; sister-in-law Sara Jane Treinen and brother-in-law Ron Lathrop..
Memorials may be directed to Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars, Iowa.