May 7, 1937 - February 15, 2019
Ronald Dale Jean, 81, of International Falls, MN died February 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was born on May 7, 1937 to parents Frank and Esther Jean. He moved to Int’l Falls as an infant. He entered the U.S. Army in 1960 while stationed in Munich, Germany and was honorably discharged in 1962. He was united in marriage to the former Barbara Diedrich on February 18, 1961 at Junction City, Kansas. He worked for the telephone company for eight years before going to work at Boise Cascade in 1974 as an electrician. He retired in 1994 with 20 years of service. He was also an avid fishing guide and was known around the community for being able to fix anything for anyone. Ronnie enjoyed fishing, camping, snowmobiling, welding, woodworking, gardening, hunting, coffee time, being at “the shack” and truly enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an active board member of the Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, member of the Deer Hunters Association, Ducks Unlimited, local snowmobile club and St. Thomas Catholic Church member. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Esther Jean. He is survived by his wife Barbara; three sons, Scott (Sandra) Jean of Int’l Falls, Mark (Kristi) Jean of Hankinson, ND, Bruce Jean of Otsego, two daughters, Debbie (Kirby) Mitchell of Int’l Falls, Sheri (Jerry) Mathis of Elk River, MN; nine grandchildren, Ashley Mitchell, Erika (Mike) Shermoen, Reagan Mathis, Riley Mathis, Brandon (Jori) Dion, Torri Jean, Mady Jean, Andrew Jean and Alex Jean, and four great grandchildren; brother Larry Jean of Int’l Falls, sister, Linda (Norman) Kimble of Int’l Falls. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with full military rites. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Interment will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Int’l. Falls. Family prefer memorials in his memory to Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, P.O. Box 888, Int'l Falls, MN 56649.
Ronald Dale Jean, 81, of International Falls, MN died February 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was born on May 7, 1937 to parents Frank and Esther Jean. He moved to Int’l Falls as an infant. He entered the U.S. Army... View Obituary & Service Information
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