Jean Ann Lundholm

JEAN ANN LUNDHOLM, age 92 of Eden Prairie, formerly of Waseca, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

Born on June 20, 1925 in Waseca, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Edwin C. and Merle (Price) Priebe.  She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Faribault and went on to attended Skidmore College in New York before graduating from Carlton College in Northfield with a degree in zoology.  She was then employed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester before her marriage.   Jean Ann married Bruce Lundholm on September 10, 1949 at Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca.  They moved to Waseca where they operated a floral and gift shop.  After a fire destroyed the shop, they became actively involved in the family mink ranching business.  They continued in this business for 36 years.

Jean Ann enjoyed traveling, boating and spending time with her family.  She was very active in the Girls Scouts, having served as a leader for many years as well as helping to found and develop Singing Hills Girl Scout Camp in Waterville.  The Waseca Community was very important to her.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca and was a Waseca Hospital Board Member and Chairperson.

She is survived by one daughter, Beth Lundholm (Jack Gordon) of Backus; two granddaughters, Erica (Nick) Ciardelli of Savage and Megan (Joel) Schneider of Chicago; and four great-grandchildren, Ella and Mac Ciardelli and Jackson and Cullen Schneider.   She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, one hour before services at the church.  Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca. 

Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota River Valley Girl Scouts.


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