O’Connell, Jeanne Mary (nee Carlstrom)

O’Connell, Jeanne Mary (nee Carlstrom)

July 4, 1922 – December 12, 2015
Age 93 of St. Paul. Died gracefully December 12, 2015. Born July 4, 1922 in Superior, WI. Jeanne grew up in Patzau, WI and Sault Ste Marie, MI, where she worked at a medical clinic. She married John O’Connell in 1942 and moved to Kapuskasing, Ontario, where John was stationed during WWII. They settled in St. Paul, raised 6 children and remained married for 55 years. Jeanne enjoyed working at Frank Murphy, Holly House Chiropractic and A. Johnson & Sons Florist. She retired at age 80. She loved sunshine, flowers, birds, her yard, bowling, baking and knitting. She cherished her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and granddogs. You never left Jeanne’s house without a pack of Doublemint gum, a plate of homemade cupcakes or a hand-knit hat. Jeanne lived at Lyngblomsten Care Center for the last 2 years of her life, aging with acceptance, grace and dignity. She maintained an individual style and elegance throughout her life. Preceded in death by parents Myrtle and Siam Carlstrom; husband John O’Connell Jr.; brother Ward Carlstrom; grandson Peter Fearing; and son-in-law Brien Link. Survived by children Maureen Hernandez (John), John O’Connell III (Susan), Marcia Morley (James), Monica Krebsbach (Tom), Milissa Link, Megan O’Connell; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2 pm at Lyngblomsten Care Center. Memorials preferred to Lyngblomsten. (Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 20, 2015)