Jeannett Irene Boxrud-SteenJeannett Irene Boxrud-Steen, 85, of Superior, formerly of Madelia, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009
Jeannett Irene Boxrud-Steen, 85, of Superior, formerly of Madelia, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospice, Duluth.
Jeannett was born in Madelia on Jan. 23, 1924, the daughter of Mabel (Arevik) and Jens Uleberg.
Jeannett attended Augsburg College and graduated from Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing, Minneapolis, in 1946. She participated in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.
She worked for the Madelia Clinic as a registered nurse for 38 years. Jeannett was a Girl Scout leader and mentored many young girls. She was also an avid reader, Vikings fan, and loved to cook and sail.
Jeannett was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Phillip Everett Boxrud, who died in 1997.
Jeannett is survived by her husband, Royal Steen; her two daughters and their husbands, Kris (Boxrud) Gillard and Dr. Robert Gillard of Plano, Texas, and Dr. Cynthia Boxrud and Dr. Scott Powell of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; grandchildren James and Brit Gillard and Evan and Jessica Boxrud Powell; and her three sisters, Estelle Swanson, Ruth Keller and Alice Lindberg.
Jeannett’s stepchildren include Daniel and Laura Steen of Minneapolis, Paul and Wendy Steen of Minneapolis, Erik and Grace Steen of Brainerd, Minn., and Mary and James Zastrow of Superior.
Visitation will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church between 11 a.m. and noon Wednesday, Oct. 28, with the memorial service beginning at noon. Rev. Sarah Larsen officiates. An additional memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Madelia, Minn., with Rev. Gene Alms officiating. Visitation will begin one hour before the service. Interment will follow immediately at the Lutheran Cemetery in Madelia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Superior, Faith Lutheran Church, Madelia or St. Mary’s Hospice, Duluth.
Downs Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.downsfh.com.