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Jean Ann Greener

January 6, 1934 — January 19, 2021

Jean Greener passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on January 19, 2021 at her home in rural Foley, Minnesota, lovingly surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Milaca Evangelical Free Church in Milaca, MN with visitation one hour prior to the service.

All attending the visitation and service are asked to please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

The service will be live streamed on the Milaca Free Church YouTube Page CLICK HERE

Memorials are preferred to the Jean Greener Memorial Fund which will go to support missions projects.

Jean Ann Greener was born on January 6, 1934 in St. Cloud, MN to Dr. Charles and Catherine (Ritchie) Donaldson. Jean was raised in Foley where she attended the First Presbyterian Church and graduated from Foley High School in 1952. After attending Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, Jean returned home to marry her high school sweetheart, Wayne, in 1953.

In 1954, Wayne was drafted into the army. Following a two-year tour of duty in Texas, the couple returned to their dairy farm in rural Foley, where they spent the remainder of their 67 years of marriage raising their six children and welcoming their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jean was a dedicated housewife and talented seamstress, incredibly supportive of her children and their interests. She loved sharing life with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived out her Christian faith through gracious hospitality and unselfish service to others. She worked part-time at the Foley Nursing Center and home care compassionately caring for others’ needs.  As a long-time member of Estes Brook Evangelical Church, she became a beloved preschool program teacher. During her retirement years, Jean continued to pursue her passion for community service through volunteering at the local Cross Center food shelf. She will be dearly missed by her family and dear friends who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne; children Tim (Becki) Greener of Louisville, KY, Wendy (Bryan) Johnson of Foley, MN, Jennifer Greener of St. Cloud, MN, Lonnie (Mary) Greener of Foley and Julie (Robert) Vance of Farmington, IA; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren with 3 more on the way; sisters Betty Cheeley of Idaho, Janet Watkins of St. Cloud, and Susan Fagan of Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Jody Oleen and granddaughter Brittany, parents, and siblings James Donaldson and Sandy Donaldson.

The family wishes to acknowledge CentraCare Hospice for their wonderful, compassionate care.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 23, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Milaca Evangelical Free Church

1100 Central Ave N, Milaca, MN 56353

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Milaca Evangelical Free Church

1100 Central Ave N, Milaca, MN 56353

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