Jean Margaret Hertsgaard, 61, of Kindred, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the loving company of her family. Jean was born in Denver, Colorado on October 7, 1956 to Hal and Lois Weber. She loved hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains with her family. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a degree in Education. She married John Hertsgaard on November 1, 1980. Their adventures took them to Arizona, Minneapolis, Chicago and Hong Kong. They also travelled extensively in Europe and Asia through the years. In 1989, they moved back to the US where they raised their three children on the family farm. Jean’s love of children led her to her career first as a teacher and then as a librarian/media specialist at Kindred Public School. Her love of children was also evident in the way she adored her grandchildren. Jean found great joy in music and had a beautiful voice. She travelled a year with Up With People in college and sang in many choirs. Jean was welcoming, open and caring for all people. Her enthusiasm for all God's creation from human to animal to raising beautiful flowers and vegetables was no secret. As we mourn her passing we rejoice that this cloak of pain has been removed and she is with our Lord. Jean is survived by her husband John, parents Hal and Lois Weber, children Peder (Naomi) Hertsgaard, Tarrand (Justin) Fiesel, Emma (Joey) Schmit, her brother Jim (Kim) Weber and her sister Sally Weber, as well as her 7 grandchildren Becca, James, Isabelle, Mina, Larry, Tilda and Rowan. She also leaves 5 nieces and nephews. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 7:00pm with visitation 5:00-7:00pm. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 1:00pm. Both services will be held at Kindred Lutheran. Memorials can be directed to Kindred Dollars for Scholars or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. How we look forward to the time when we can enjoy God’s creation to the full in perfect health.– Isa. 65:21-23

  2. I had no idea that Jean was sick? I was her room mate at Concordia and traveled to her families in Denver on Spring Break to ski. She was a beautiful person and I only recently reconnected with her. I’m just shocked and so VERY saddened. May her family and friends find peace and Jean, you are one amazing soul. Obviously you etched a piece of yourself on my soul <3 My love and prayers for light and love to all

  3. John, Alan and I are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. John and family, Our sincere condolences during this very difficult time…thinking of you and your family and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. John I am so sorry for your loss. God has a plan for us all but sometimes it can be hard to understand when someone we love leaves us so early and suddenly. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  6. John, Tarrand, Emma and families-
    We were so sad to hear about Jean….she will be missed by so many. Praying for you all at this time of loss.

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