Jeanne Emerson, 86Jeanne Barbara Emerson, age 86, of Spring Valley, Wis., died Sunday evening, June 17, at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Jeanne Barbara Emerson, age 86, of Spring Valley, Wis., died Sunday evening, June 17, at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Jeanne was born June 4, 1926, the daughter of Kleber and Geneva (Gullixrud) Halling in Red Wing, Minn. She grew up in Red Wing and graduated from Red Wing High School with the class of 1944. She attended the University of Minnesota where she met Gordon Emerson. They were married Jan. 8, 1949, in Adams, Minn. They lived in Memphis, Warwick, Rhode Island, and Waukegan, Ill., before buying a house from Ralph Gavic and settling on the farm where she spent the rest other life.
She loved to golf, bowl, shop and have coffee with the "girls," and her "hair day" every Tuesday with Peg.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Gordon; and infant sister Shirley Halling.
Survivors include two sons: Bill and Bob Emerson, both of Spring Valley; many friends and distant relatives.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, with Rev. Erin Nelson officiating and Linda Anderson as organist. Visitation was on Thursday for 1 hour prior to the service. Pallbearers were Dennis Hughes, Tony Place, Toby Vorlicek, Peg Vorlicek, and Matt Flynn. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran, Spring Valley.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, www.keehrfuneralhome.com, handled arrangements.
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