Jean Helena Booker, 76 of rural Dover, MN passed away on February 3, 2018
at her home in Dover. Jean was born at home in Elgin, MN on March 5, 1941
to Edwin and Helena Stephen. She attended church with her parents at Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elgin. She attended parochial school thru 8th
grade and graduated from Elgin High School. After graduation she worked at
St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN serving meals.
She met David Booker at the Play-mor Ball Room in Rochester on a blind date
set up by friends. They were married on July 15, 1961 at Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Elgin. After their wedding, she joined David on the family
farm in rural Dover were she became a full time farm wife and mom.
In the early 1980’s after her youngest started school, Jean started working at
Lakeside Packing in Plainview, MN. She retired after 23 1/2 years. The past
few years she worked part time for the Dover-Eyota School District in the lunch
room. She was also an Avon representative, selling Avon products from the
early 1980’s till the time of her passing.
Jean and David were active 4-H leaders of the Quincy Ramblers 4-H Club
during the many years their children participated in 4-H. They were also avid
members of the Whitewater Whirlers Square Dance Club for many years and
enjoyed doing puzzles together. Jean loved to plant flowers and always put in
a garden and liked to read. She enjoyed watching her granddaughter Bryanna
compete for Wabasha-Kellogg Dance Team’s many competitions and watched
her perform in her high school spring musicals every year. For many years
she and David made the trip to South Dakota to enjoy the Twin Brooks
Threshing Show and spend time with their grandson Darby.
Jean is survived by her husband David of Dover; sons: Brian of Dover, Mark of
Salina, KS, Jeremy of Dover; daughter: Julie (Brad) Sandvik, and their
daughter Bryanna of Wabasha, MN and daughter Jennifer (Darien) Waniorek
and son Darby, of Twin Brooks, SD; and brother in law Fritz Booker of
She was preceded in death by her stillborn son; her young son Gary; father
Edwin; mother Helena; brother in law, Robert Booker and sister-in-law Sue
There will be a visitation at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview,
Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 7pm. The funeral service will be held on
Wednesday, February 7, 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 305 1st St. NW,
Elgin with Pastor Terrill Bramstedt officiating. Burial will be at Little Valley
Cemetery. There will also be a visitation Wednesday, one hour prior to the
service at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-