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Jean O. Volness, 80

Jean Onnen Volness, age 80, of Arlington, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born July 23, 1930, in Hebron, NE, the daughter of Gerhard and Rexsta Free Onnen.

Jean was joined in holy marriage with Arnold Volness June 26, 1950, in Mason City, IA. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Jean was formerly employed for many years by McLeod County as a home healthcare nurse.

She enjoyed collecting antiques, garage sales, and horse racing.

Jean was also a dedicated volunteer of the Republican party.

She is survived by her sons, David Volness of Arlington, and Paul (Laura) Volness of Cokato; six grandchildren: Samuel and Luke Poquette; and Jacob, Angela, Bailey and Joshua Volness; brother: Gerhard (Mary Ann) Onnen of Yates Center, KS, and Tony (JoAnn) Onnen of Cokato; and other relatives and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Marilyn Onnen, Geraldine Braasch, Elaine Brown and Clifford Onnen; husband Arnold C. Volness Sept. 21, 2002; a son, Steven April 1, 1999; and by a daughter, Katherine Aug. 18, 2010.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church The Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl officiated, and interment followed at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Cemetery in Cokato.

Casket bearers were Jake Volness, Angie Volness, Sam Poquette, Bailey Volness, Josh Volness, and Matthew Nelson.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.