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Jean Evelyn Schirmer

September 21, 1932 October 11, 2018
Jean Evelyn Schirmer
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Jean E. (Lancaster) Schirmer, age 86 of Burnsville, passed away October 11th.
Jean was born September 21, 1932 to Thelma and William Ewart Gladstone Lancaster. She grew up in Fargo, N.D. and spent summers at the family cottage on Pelican Lake near Detroit Lakes, MN. Jean graduated from Fargo High School in 1950, attended Macalester College from 1950 to 1952 then transferred to the University of Colorado where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating in January, 1955 she taught 4th grade in Placentia, CA then moved back to Fargo and taught third grade until her wedding to Frank A. Schirmer on December 30, 1955 in Fargo N.D. She then moved to Washington, D.C. where Frank was stationed at Bolling A.F.B. There she taught 4th grade in Forest Heights, MD. In August, 1956 the couple moved to Fargo. Jean taught kindergarten while Frank finished his mechanical engineering degree at North Dakota State University. After Frank's graduation, the couple lived in Mt. Vernon, WA and Concord, CA while Frank worked for Shell Oil Company. Wanting to get back to the Midwest, Frank took a position with Great Northern Oil Company (Koch Industries) in 1968 so the family moved to Minnesota and settled in Burnsville where Jean lived for 50 years. The family spent summers at the same lake cottage of her childhood. It was her very favorite place. Jean was a kindergarten teacher in the Burnsville school district for 19 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (Chapter DP) and the Daffodil Garden Club. She enjoyed spending time gardening, reading, baking (her lemon bars were legendary), walking, swimming and playing bridge. For Jean, family always came first.  Her warm, caring spirit and ready smile touched those who knew her.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; and sister, Dolores. Survived by brother, Douglas (Beth) Lancaster; daughters, Cathy (Vern) Hagstrom, Lori (Mike) Worthington, Sally (Paul) Gustafson; and son William (Clare) Schirmer; grandchildren, Shelby, Whitney, Jennifer, Michael, Daniel, Richard, Alyssa and Erik.


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Visitation

Friday

19

Oct

5:00 PM 10/19/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/19/2018 7:00:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
1220 3rd Avenue East Shakopee 55379 MN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

20

Oct

10:00 AM 10/20/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

4625 West 125th Street
Savage, Minnesota 55378

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
4625 West 125th Street Savage 55378 Minnesota
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Oct

11:00 AM 10/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

4625 West 125th Street
Savage, Minnesota 55378

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
4625 West 125th Street Savage 55378 Minnesota
United States

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Location

St. John the Baptist Cemetery Final Resting Place

13203 Judicial Road
Burnsville, MN 55337

13203 Judicial Road Burnsville 55337 MN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sharing and Caring Hands

525 N 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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