Jean Irene Marketon age 80 of Howard Lake, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center in Howard Lake, Minnesota. She was born October 20, 1932 to Gunnar and Anna (Melcher) Linquist in Ortonville, Minnesota.
Jean was united in marriage on November 9, 1949 to George John Marketon. She and George farmed in Middleville Township, north of Howard Lake for most of their lives. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Jean enjoyed being with her family, grandchildren, friends and relatives. She looked forward to playing cards, cooking and baking for family gatherings. She loved flowers, feeding and watching the birds.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gunnar and Anna Linquist; great granddaughter Hope Tauer; 6 siblings Clifford Linquist, Alvin Linquist, Francis Linquist, Irvin Linquist, Ralph Linquist, Helen Balgaard; 6 sisters-in-law and 7 brothers-in-law.
Jean is survived by her husband George; children LuJean (Larry) Starke, North Mankato, Kenneth (Colleen) Marketon, Howard Lake, Virginia (Kenneth) Wandersee, Buffalo Robert (Annette) Marketon, Howard Lake; 14 grandchildren; David Starke, Karen(Nathan) Crawford, Julie (Matthew) Lorentz, ,Angela (David) Tauer, Kari Marketon, Timothy Marketon, Shawn (Elisabeth) Kadlec, Jeremy Kadlec, Sarah Marketon, and Lindsay Marketon; 6 step grandchildren; Bethany (Nick) Orton, Daniel (Cindy)Wandersee, and James (Megan) Wandersee; 11 great grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren; brother Don (Jean) Linquist; sisters Genevieve Strube and Myrtle (Harlan) Nelson; 7 brothers-in-law and 8 sisters-in-law.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Minnesota. Interment was in the church cemetery.