Jeanette “Jean” M. Oldenburg, age 72 of Sartell, MN formerly Litchfield, died on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Country Manor in Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 9:00 until 11:00 AM prior to the service at church. Interment will in Ripley Cemetery.
Jeanette Margaret Oldenburg, the daughter of Herbert and Josephine (Studer) Hill was born on March 11, 1948 in St. Cloud, MN. Jean is the 6th of 7 sisters, with whom she has shared a lifetime of shenanigans. After completing school and working at St Cloud Hospital for some time, she relocated to Litchfield, when she was united in marriage to Michael Oldenburg on June 19, 1971. They were members of St. Philip until moving to assisted living in Sartell. Jean worked for the Meeker County Memorial Hospital for 22 years. She enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking, baking, painting, collecting purses, nail painting and loved being a good wife, sister, mom and grandma. The past few years, she enjoyed the special relationships she developed with the staff and residents at Country Manor.
She is survived by her daughters Heidi (Bryan) Peterson of Grove City and Sheila Oldenburg of Sartell; grandchildren Kayla Henderson, Deven Oldenburg (and fiance McKell Sprenger), Daniel Henderson, Tristan Peterson, Nellie Laidlaw, Eben Laidlaw; great grandchildren Deklyn and Zeanna Schultz; and sisters Donna (George) Kierzek, Mona (Dewey) Hanaur, Renee (Leroy Kruger) Holthaus, Mary (Richard) Schmitt, Betty Reinert and Patty (Bob) Faust, sister-in-law Sherri Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Michael; and grand daughter Kelly.