Jean Marie (Guldan) Schwab, age 59, of Sleepy Eye, died peacefully Monday, March 12, 2012 in the comfort of her home surrounded by the love of her family. Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. There will be a parish prayer service at 3pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. The Clergy will be Fr. Mark Steffl and Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com
Jean Marie Schwab was born on April 10, 1952 in New Ulm, the daughter of Dennis F. and Delores (Suess) Guldan. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and High School graduating in 1970. Jean married Shelley J. Schwab on November 12, 1971 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. She enjoyed working at Rivervine in New Ulm and selling Avon, but her most loved job was being a mom and grandma. Jean was a member of the Christian Mothers, CCW and prayed Adoration. She enjoyed volunteering at school, church and in the community. She also loved baking, shopping and visiting with friends. Jean lived her life for the happiness of others and loved being with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Shelley Schwab of Sleepy Eye, children, Jenny (Mike) Minelli of Pleasantville, N.Y., Marnee (Kevin) Currans of Sleepy Eye, Melanie (Steve) Schmidt of Minneapolis, Jared Schwab of Sleepy Eye, Misty Schwab of Moorhead; grandchildren, Jack, Madeline and Max Minelli; Carter, Emma, Caroline, Elizabeth and Clara Currans; Landon Schmidt; mother, Delores Guldan of Sleepy Eye; siblings, Judy (Terry) Anderson of Ames, Iowa, Mike (Ann) Guldan of New Ulm, Jim (Brenda) Guldan of New Ulm, Steve (Ana Martha) Guldan of Alcalde, N.M., Denny (Janice) Guldan of New Ulm, Tom
(Bonnie) Guldan of Sleepy Eye, Jon (Julie) Guldan of St. Joseph, Mo.; 33 nieces and nephews; brother and sisters-in-law, Barbara (Doug) Aikin of St. Louis, Mo., Deb (Tom) Seitzer of LeSueur, Doug (Maggie) Schwab of New Ulm and Paula (Marlin) Huiras of New Ulm.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis F. Guldan; infant daughter; brothers-in-law, Erik Phillips, Keith Roberts and Robert Schwab; sister-in-law, Mary Schwab; mother and father-in-law, Cletus and Mae Schwab; and grandparents.