Jean Marie Bauman (Thelen), age 72, of rural Delano, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, at her home in the loving arms of her husband, Anthony, and in the presence of her children and spouses, Luke, Elaine, Rita (Mike) Vannett, Ellen, Greg (Marie), Pete (Bridget), and Tim (Christy).
Along with her husband and children (spouses), Jean is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Katy, Maranda, Louie, Sophia, Joey, and Gianna Vannett; Elizabeth Bauman; Jake, Connor, Charlie, and Avery Bauman; and Michael and Gabriel Bauman.
Jean anticipated the joys of being greeted by loved ones who preceded her in death including her parents, Norbert and Evelyn Thelen; sisters Elaine and Joan; brother Vern; and sister-in-law Dory. With great joy, Jean also anticipated meeting her five grandchildren lost to miscarriage.
Jean lived a life of simplicity, allowing her to share what was most important to her her love through her kindness, gentleness, humility, and service. She expressed these simple traits every day in her kind words, smile, and gentle touch.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 5 at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church from 4 to 8 pm., with a Rosary at 4 pm.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota.