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December 20, 1942 – Thursday, April 9, 2009

Service Information
Community Center – Old Agency Village, S
Monday, April 13, 2009
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information

Violet “Jean” Lureen, 66, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota passed away surrounded by her family at home Thursday, April 9, 2009.

She was born in Sisseton, South Dakota on December 20, 1942 the daughter of Esther (Goodbird) and Peter Lafromboise.

She grew up in Sisseton and lived near Lake Traverse. She was a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe (Lake Traverse District).

On August 7, 1962, she married Leonard L. Lureen in Wheaton, Minnesota. The couple moved to Fergus Falls and made their home.

Jean & Leonard had property in Maplewood Township where she enjoyed spending her summer days with friends and family.

She also was fond of sewing, cooking, and watching her “Soaps”. She especially enjoyed all the grandkids and little ones that came to visit her.

Survived by her husband: Leonard L. Lureen; daughter: Sheila Lureen (Ray Johnson); daughter: Misti Schmidt (Randy Pence); son: Mike Lureen; son-in-law: Tom Schmidt; sisters: Bonita Lafromboise and Priscila (Howard) Bartels; a brother: Willard Lafromboise; eight grandchildren: Cassandra, Amy, Katie, Tyler and Jazzmyn Lureen, Treton Schmidt, Brianna Pence, Lacey and Creed Ott; special companion: her dog “Chief” along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, a son: Elmer, grandson: Christopher, daughter-in-law: Tina, her brothers: Jonah and Morris Lafromboise and by a sister: Cora Lafromboise.

Funeral services for Violet “Jean” Lureen will be held on Monday, April 13th at 10:30 A. M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Father Norm Volk, OMI will officiate.

Special Music will be by Billy Kohl and Butch Felix.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 13th at 4:00 P.M. at St. Otto Cemetery in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Howard Bartels, Alan Munoz, Shirley Hill, Nichole Wheeler, Mkeilah Saurer, Emma Mertes, Cole Heacox, Madison Weinrich, Zane Weinrich and Preston Weinrich, Taeren Holdeman, Kaveyon Bell, Hailie Lafromboise and Michaela Spilde.

Casket Bearers will be Richard Munoz, Tom Schmidt, Ray Johnson, Joey Burley, Allan Marweg, Jason Lafromboise.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sarah Johnson

    Sheila and Family
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Charles, Sarah, Jacksen and Turo

  2. Tiffany Mukaabya

    Lureen Family-
    My thoughts are with you all during this time. It will be different without your mom/grandma around but know that she always loved each one of you.
    You have many memories that will live on.
    Tiffany “Garner” Mukaabya


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