Jean Juneau

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Jean's Live Streamed Funeral can be viewed below starting at 10:30 A.M. on Friday (we are reliant on the churche's wi-fi connection. If something happens to that connection, the funeral is being recorded and will be posted later today):
Jean (Zetterlund) Juneau was born February 15, 1954, to Donald and Hazel Zetterlund. She passed away January 27, 2022, at Mayo Hospital in Rochester MN, following surgery to remove a tumor on her heart. A service honoring her life will take place at Calvary Methodist Church in Fargo, ND on February 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will occur one hour before the service. Jean grew up on a farm near the small town of Leola, SD where she attended elementary through high school. She was the second youngest of 5 children, and the only girl among her brothers. Jean was very active in her community while growing up. She served as the Reporter for the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club and won the first-place prize for the McPherson County 4-H Fruit Pie Contest. Jean was also a participant in the Annual Snow Queen & Talent Contest. Following High School, Jean went to Presentation College where she received an Associate Degree in Child Development. Jean married Larry Juneau on June 6, 1981. Jean and Larry had two daughters, Tammy and Sara. The family of four made the city of Grand Forks their home for many years. Jean moved to Fargo, ND, following Larry’s death in 2011. Here she met her first grandson and began a new experience of fully living up to a new title: “grandma”. Whether she intended it or not, Jean spent her life as a “helper”, both professionally and personally. For most of her professional life, she worked at Development Homes as a Direct Care Associate for people with disabilities. She was a hard worker, often having two jobs at the same time. Jean always thought of others first. Whenever she shopped garage sales, she would find some treasure that either her daughters, grandsons, or anyone else she knew “could use”. She was the collector of all things, and much to her daughters’ dismay, the thrower of none. Jean could frequently be heard asking others, “Is there anything I can help you with?” Her love language was acts of service, and she spent most of her life helping those around her in whatever way she was able. Jean never missed an opportunity to spend time with her grandsons, whether it was attending a school or sporting activity, or doing art & crafts. She was always the first one called to help care for them and never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. She often, no, ALWAYS, called her daughters to ensure they were aware of impending bad weather and confirmed they arrived at their destination safely. She was the epitome of a great mom and grandma. Jean was a quiet person and always content to be the listener and observer of the group. She was never seen without her crossword puzzle books, a Mountain Dew, and naturally, a pair of reading glasses. She also enjoyed baking, gardening, bingo and putting together puzzles. Jean might have only been 4’11” tall, but her passing has left an immeasurable hole in her daughters’ hearts. Her daughters hope that she knew how much she meant to them. What IS known, is how much SHE meant to them. To quote her favorite children’s book, Winnie the Pooh: “You may be gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart.” We love you mom and will miss you always! Her daughter’s ask that in memory of her, please go the extra mile for someone and be the “helper” that she was in life! Jean was proceeded in death by her husband, Larry Juneau; an infant son; her brother, Dale; an infant sibling and both her paternal and maternal grandparents. Jean is survived by her two daughters, Sara Juneau and Tammy (Keith) Rutherford, 2 grandchildren (Landon and Bennett), siblings Terry (Terry) Zetterlund; Gordon (Tess) Zetterlund; her parents, Hazel and Don Zetterlund; her nephew, Christian; and nieces, Katie and Charity. Jean's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. Tammy and Sara,
    You may not remember us but we used to visit with your Dad and Mom when you were very young. Your Mom was always so nice and fun to talk to. She also had a great sense of humor.
    We are sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were so proud of both of you.

  2. Tammy and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma! She was such a sweet lady that would always come and pick up the boys from the Y. May you cherish all of the memories you made with her and follow in her footsteps of being giving and always helpful! Sending love from Calvary YMCA!

  3. As Director of Human Resources at Development Homes I knew Jean and helped her to wrap up employment when she decided to move to Fargo – she was certainly missed! She was just so kind, helpful and had just a contagious smile! Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  4. To Jeans Family
    My name is Marcia. I met your mom, brother or sister, gramma, when I was working at the School for the blind. She and I became buddies. We worked hard to help the children. I was alone with 2 of my own and we together took on the world. We had many adventures. She introduced me to a young lady that I call my adopted dau Cyd. It was another one of our rescue of those in need. I met her husband and celebrated her first child.
    And yes she kept everything . I remember catching her diluting the hair shampoo so it would go further and recycling everything. She would cut coupons and send in for refunds to help the children at the school. I have many memories of Jean. I lost track of her when I married and moved around. We were not together but she was and will always be in my heart.

  5. I had not seen Jean since we moved from Leola in 1969, but her family was, & are stalwarts in the Methodist Church where our dad was a minister. She was two years younger than I am, but it looks like she had a very successful life in raising her children and loving her grandchildren!! God bless you all!! We will all see each other again someday in eternity🙏👍 —
    Keep The Faith — never give up, never give up, never, never give up!!

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