Jean Marie (Peterson) Halvorson

July 26, 1946 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 74)


Jean Marie Halvorson, 74, of Lanesboro, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021, surrounded by family at Gundersen Harmony Care Center in Harmony.

            Jean was born July 26, 1946, in Lanesboro, to Leonard and Doris (Soiney) Peterson.  She grew up in Whalan and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1964.  On October 17, 1964, she married Jerome Halvorson at the Whalan Lutheran Church. They had one son, Jerome Jr. in 1965.

Jean worked for the Fillmore County Zoning office for over thirty years. She retired in 2005, but never rested. She was an active member of the Whalan Lutheran Church and V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, baking, spending time with family, and shopping trips.  Jean was always there to lend to a helping hand with fundraising for cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), juvenile diabetes (JDRF), or any other person or organization that needed support.

           Jean is survived by her son, Jerome Jr. (Kim) Halvorson of Lanesboro; Granddaughter, Kiah Halvorson of Harmony; brother Dale (Sue) Peterson of rural Lanesboro; brother-in-law Johnny Halvorson of Whalan; and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Doris; husband, Jerome; brothers, Lyle and LuVerne Peterson; and sister in-law Rita Peterson. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all the staff at Harmony Care Center for their caring support to Jean over the years.

  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private memorial service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Whalan Lutheran Church in Whalan, with burial to follow. Social distancing and wearing a mask will be expected.

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February 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Whalan Lutheran Church
Oak Street
Whalan, MN 55949

Private Service

Whalan Lutheran Church
Oak Street
Whalan, MN 55949

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