Donna Lee St. Jean-Jewison

Donna Lee St. Jean-Jewison, age 70, of Owatonna, Minnesota died peacefully on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Born on February 1st, 1946 in Northampton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude (Helm) St. Jean. Donna had a love for crafts like sewing and knitting, and a greater love for spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved spending time riding around Owatonna on her motorized scooter, stopping to feed all the animals in sight, then riding over to watch her grandson play softball.

She is survived by two children, Todd Jewison and Tammi Jewison, both of Waseca; four grandchildren, John Lennox III, Jason Lennox, Dale Ulrich Jr., and Jamie Ulrich; and two great grandchildren, Aiden Haslip and Jaxson Maznio. She is also survived by one sister, Cheryl (George) LaBonte of Florida; one brother, Keith Bergeron of Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews. She and her children were extremely close to her sister Sandra LaRocque and her children, Albert, Arthur, Gayle (Jack), Deborah (Dana), and Kimberlee (Jim), leaving the second generation children feeling more like siblings than cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Joseph Bergeron; and two sisters, Sandra and Beverly. She was also preceded in death by her dear aunt Lillian Schmitter, a cornerstone of the extended family.

Services are being held on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 from 4-7 PM at 2211 Hartle Ave. in Owatonna, Minnesota for Donna’s Minnesota friends and family. Services are also being held for family at the American Legion in Northampton, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 from 3:00-7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the ASPCA in Donna’s name.


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