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Obituary: Alice Jahnke Legueri

 

November 5, 2021

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, Minnesota. Alice was married to George Legueri in Bagley on Aug. 27, 1959. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion North Effington. During her youth, Alice enjoyed her life on the family farm, and she was incredibly involved in the workings there. To make the farm as productive as possible, during World War II she drove the tractor.

Alice attended Parkers Prairie High School and, after graduating, attended St. Cloud Teachers College to earn a teaching degree. She taught in the Glenwood, Bemidji, Carlton, and Cromwell school districts. She retired in 1989.

After retiring, she and her husband lived in a very nice house in Cloquet. While there, Alice became an active 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 inside and outside. She remained in remarkable physical condition because of this exercise. Alice was also an avid reader; known for having read every book in the library of her country school.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Delores (Verner) Johnson and Darold (Norma) Jahnke. She was survived by her husband, George, who died five days later; 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 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.

 
 

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