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 Jean Dolores <I>Stuntebeck</I> Pettit

Jean Dolores Stuntebeck Pettit

Birth
Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA
Death 3 Nov 2012 (aged 84)
Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100374434 · View Source
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Jean Dolores Stuntebeck was born to Romeo and Sarah (Stinar) Stuntebeck on April 16, 1928 in Wadena, MN. She graduated from Wadena HS and went on to school in Kansas City, MO to obtain a FCC radio operator's license. Not liking being so far from family, she returned home and at the age of 19, married Alan Pettit of Verndale, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena on August 12, 1947.

Her passion was her husband and family. Alan was her world for over 62 years. She loved to cook and feed anyone who was hungry at any hour, whether after school activities or during hunting season. She turned to her pantry of home-canned goods, tomatoes, chicken, jams & jellies or her many jars of pickles. There were always baked cookies, cinnamon rolls and bars, especially in abundance during holidays when she made special candies and cookies for family and friends. She was known for making and freezing up to 50 apple pies to use throughout the year. Jean often focused her attention on the outdoors with her love of gardening, especially flowers, including her many roses. That interest brought her to become a member of the Wadena Garden Club. She cared for God's creation by loving all animals and was especially fond of dogs. Every pet was treated like family, even caring for her daughter's pet raccoon, brought home as a baby. Backyard birdfeeders were always filled to the brim attracting as many species as possible. Alan loved the antics of the chipmunks and squirrels so she fed them, too.

Jean was a great wife, mom and grandma to everyone in her family, always thinking of everyone else before herself. The grandchildren had the special name "My" for her.

Jean was predeceased by her parents Romeo and Sarah; husband Alan on September 28, 2009; son Jeffrey on February 8, 2012; sister Elizabeth "Betty" Fiskum; brothers-in-law Robert, James and Bert Pettit, Dale Mielke; and sisters-in-law Margaret Pettit, and Blanche and Marie Mielke.

Jean is survived by her children Scott (Paula) of Wadena; daughter, Diane (David Bjerknes) Pettit of Edina; daughter-in-law Mary Pettit of Wadena; 14 grandchildren, NeTesse (Jon) Regenold, Travis, Chelsea, Jascha (Laura), Wyatt (Andi), Colter, Bridger, Jarrett, and Lleyten Pettit, Jamie Pettit, Cory (Kristine) Pettit, Maggie (Mike) Jacobson, Emily (Bob) Weiher, and Linnea Bjerknes; 9 great-grandchildren, Lillia, Jonah & Oliver Regenold, Jacksen Pettit & Annika Jacobson, Kloe Pettit-Sperling & Owen Weiher, Summer & Jaeger Pettit; brother Jim (Jane) Stuntebeck of Klamath Falls, OR; and brothers-in-law Charles (Eileen) Pettit of Brainerd and Loren (Iona) Fiskum of Wadena.


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  • Created by: Phyllis
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100374434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jean Dolores Stuntebeck Pettit (16 Apr 1928–3 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100374434, citing Saint Fredericks Cemetery, Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis (contributor 47477875) .