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Obituaries: Alice Jahnke Legueri

Alice Jahnke Legueri, 90, of Cloquet passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. She was born July 13, 1931 to Gustav and Emma (Jantzen) Jahnke in Parkers Prairie. Alice was married to George Legueri in Bagley on Aug. 27, 1959. She was baptized and confirmed in Zion North Effington. During her youth, Alice enjoyed her life on the farm, and she was incredibly involved in the workings of her family’s farm. To make the farm as productive as possible, during World War II she drove the tractor on the farm. Alice attended Parkers Prairie High School and after completing high school, Alice attended St. Cloud Teachers College and earned a teaching degree. She taught in the Glenwood, Bemidji, Carlton, and Cromwell schools. She retired in 1989. After retiring, she and her husband lived in a very nice house in Cloquet. While in Cloquet, Alice became an actively involved member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She joined the church’s women’s organizations and worked hard to do her best for the church. Alice enjoyed walking with her friends, both inside and outside. She remained in remarkable physical condition because of this exercise. Alice was an avid reader; she was known for having read every book in the library of the country school.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Delores (Verner) Johnson and Darold (Norma) Jahnke. She is survived by her husband, George; her brothers Ralph (Etta) Jahnke and Harland (Katie) Jahnke; 14 nieces and nephews; and extended family. Both George and Alice deeply appreciated the help from their church friends and neighbors during their time of need.

Visitation: 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Friday, Nov. 5 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Interment will be in Zion North Effington Cemetery in Parkers Prairie following the service.

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