Jean M. Niederkorn

Jean M. (Rhoades) Niederkorn, age 66, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at home.

Jean was born Aug. 25, 1933, to Harry J. and Charlotte M. Rhoades in Minneapolis. She graduated from Marshall High School in Minneapolis in 1951, and the University of Minnesota College of Education in 1955.

Jean was married to Robert H. Niederkorn on June 21, 1958, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

Jean taught elementary school in St. Paul prior to raising her family. As her children grew up, she became involved in working with handicapped adults in Lester Prairie and Winsted. She also occasionally did substitute teaching.

A voracious reader, and an avid bridge player, Jean also enjoyed travel and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Jean is survived by husband Robert of Winsted; a sister, Susan Ahlquist of Colorado Springs, Colo.; children: Ann of Boston, Mass.; James of Buckley, Wash.; Judith of Eagan; Thomas of Apple Valley; Daniel of Beaver Dam, Wis.; David of Buffalo; and Steven of Savannah, Ga.; their spouses and 11 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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