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Jean Sheeley

November 24, 1929 - March 15, 2012

Gathering:

6-7:00 PM, Sunday, March 18, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM, Sunday, March 18, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:00 AM, Monday, March 19, Community Presbyterian Church, West Fargo.

Burial:

Mapleton Cemetery, Mapleton.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Jean Sheeley

November 24, 1929 - March 15, 2012

Obituary

Jean L. Sheeley, 82, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Sanford Hospital.

 Jean was born November 24, 1929 to Jesse and Minnie (Thill) Kemmer in Fargo, ND.

 Jean married Edward W. Sheeley on June 7, 1949 in Moorhead, MN.

 She cooked at Mapleton School for over 20 years until 1995.  In 1995 their home was bought out because of flooding and she moved into West Fargo.  Her grandkids said their cousins had enjoyed her cooking for over 20 years and that she needed to cook for them.  So every Wednesday she made a meal and had up to 19 kids usually her grandkids and their friends.  For 10 years she worked for the Red Hawks, cleaning the concourse, etc.  In 2005 she threw out the first ball at a Red Hawks game.  She loved to play cribbage and race horse with her family.  She also worked for the West Fargo High School taking tickets for girls and boys swim meets.

 Jean is survived by her children, Michael (Terry) Sheeley, Forest Lake, MN, Elizabeth (Richard) Ackerland, Mapleton, ND, James (Karen) Sheeley, Sauk Rapids, MN, Linda (William) Waxler, Fargo, ND, Clifford (Gail) Sheeley, West Fargo, ND, Patricia Brooks, Fargo, ND; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and one on the way; brothers, George W. Kemmer, Carlsbad, CA, Richard Kemmer, Fargo, ND and James Kemmer, Delton, FL.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Jack, Thomas and Jerry Kemmer, and her husband.

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18 responses to “Jean Sheeley”

  1. karen bruggeman says:

    west fargo North Dakota
    My thoughts and prayers to the Sheeley family

  2. DEANNA KLEIN says:

    FERGUS Falls MN
    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO ALL THOSE WHO LOVED JEAN, ESPECIALLY HER FAMILY. I HAD THE HONOR TO COOK BESIDE AND LEARN FROM JEAN WHEN I WAS A YOUNGER GIRL (AGE 15-19) SHE WORKED AT THE HARWOOD CAFE WHERE I TOOK MY FIRST JOB IN LIFE. WE HAD SO MANY GREAT VISITS AND I LEARNED SO MUCH FROM HER. MAN, I REMEMBER HER MAKING ALL THOSE DOUGHNUTS EACH MONTH. THEN WE WOULD EAT THE FIRST 10-12 WITH A BOWL OF SUGAR FOR DUNKING. THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES JEAN.

    LOVE DEANNA

  3. Chris Heise says:

    West Fargo ND
    My thoughts are with the Sheeley family. What a great family and what a great person Jean was! I have great memories of her. I remember her cooking at the school at Mapleton. When the high school closed, and 5th & 6th graders got to go to the kitchen to help serve with Jean it was awesome. I remember she had so much fun and the food was great too. Heck, I remember then going to LE Berger for middle school and then on the off school days we’d stop by at noon and have lunch at school with her because we loved her cooking so much! I also remember delivering the Sunday paper to her for many years. She will be missed. What a truly great person!
    Sincerely,
    Chris Heise

  4. Mary (Joyce) Lindsey says:

    Rockfield KySorry to hear of your loss. Jean was a great lady. Always there for everyone.

  5. Cindy & Kevin Odegaard says:

    Mapleton ND
    Shelley Family,

    Jean was very special to both the Harland and Odegaard families and it comes with great sorrow to hear of her passing. She was like a second mother to many in the Mapleton community and we all feel fortunate to have been a part of her life. She was a caring and giving person, who was always willing to help whenever she saw the need. One of the most memorable were the rolls on Easter morning at the Mapleton church.

    Her laughter and smile will always be remembered. It is comforting to know that when we meet again they will be there to greet us.

    May you all find peace in sharing the many joyful memories of Jean.

    Cindy & Kevin Odegaard

  6. judy crawford says:

    champaign ilsheeley family, i am so sorry to hear of jeanie’s death. she was such a great neighbor and friend to my mom and sister. maryon and joan swisher. may all your wonderful memories give you comfort at this time. judy crawford

  7. Jennie Stauffer says:

    Moorhead MN
    All of us at Bethany on 42nd enjoyed the time we got to spend with Jean. She was such a sweet lady and always kept us on our toes. It was a pleasure caring for her. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

    Jennie, RN

  8. larry czichotzki says:

    Fargo ND
    Sorry of the loss of your mom friends all was larry from the union Larry

  9. Jean Ellison Carver says:

    Barnesville MN
    Sheeley Family
    I was sorry to read of Jean’s death. To me she will always be one of the Mapleton ladies I will never forget. Jean always seemed “young”. She was great fun to visit with whenever our paths would cross. She will be missed.
    Jean Ellison Carver

  10. Heather Schaffenberger says:

    Horace ND
    I only knew Jean for 8 hours while I cared for her at Sanford, but she really made quite an impression of what a wonderful person and family that she had by her side every step. She had such beautiful eyes and always a great smile that just lit up the room whenever I came in to check on her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and hope you can find comfort that she is at peace now.

  11. Dale Gustin says:

    Bismarck North Dakota
    To Patty and Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was always so nice and pleasant to talk to. The last time we talked was at Scott Harlands Funeral and it was like 20 years never went by.

    My Sympathies to you and your family

    Dale and family.

  12. Jenny kirkman says:

    North pomfret VtI wish I could have made it out one last time to see you Aunt Jean. I wish you could have meet my girls. They would have loved you. The blanket you made for Laura is a favorite with my girls and it brings them both great comfort.
    I will always remember the wonderful summers and Christmas i was able to spend with you and your family.
    You will always be in my heart.

  13. Rena says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God recom-mended his own loves to us by way of his son, Jesus Christ -Romans 5:8. Soon, we will reap the benefits of Jesus death.
    All suffering and death will be no more – Revelation 21:3,4 and aging process will be reversed -Job 33:25.

  14. Roger Larson says:

    Edgeley ND
    My sympathy to the Sheeley family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Marilyn Matzke says:

    Chanhassen MN
    This is so hard to believe and tears are no surprise. I love(d) Jean as my 2nd mommy and I think many of us did. She was there with an open door and supporting words whenever they were needed and at whatever age.

    My thoughts are with Linda and all of you. I feel a true sense of loss.
    Marilyn Matzke

  16. Jan Solum says:

    Florence SDLinda and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your Mom but I’ve heard wonderful things about her. She raised a special woman in you Linda! Sending sincere sympathy to all of you.

  17. Alison Brooks says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with this very special family. I only spent a few hours with you but it was an experience that I will treasure. May Jean rest in peace.
    Alison RN
    Sanford 2 South

  18. Suzanne Heaton Cooper says:

    My thoughts and prayers upon finding out about Jean’s passing are with her family. She was an immense help to me, as I do Kemmer genealogy. She made me very welcome in Fargo, as I and my family visited the area, she shared so many stories of my grandpa Bert Heaton, and I will never forget her and her welcoming us, and making us always feel completely as though we belonged.

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