Jean Ann Carter, 97, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-
Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus.
Jean was born in Plainview, MN on May 1, 1919 to Anna (Kimberly) and
Henry Lehnertz. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1937 and
Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary
Education. Jean taught school for 30 years, 28 in the Plainview School
System, retiring in 1984.
On December 6, 1941 she married William C. Carter in Rochester. Mr.
Carter died February 24, 1971.
Jean was a member of St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, the Catholic
Daughters and sang in the Church Choir. Organizations she belonged too
include: MEA, NEA, REAM, Rochester Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, Hillcrest
Nursing Home Auxiliary, Wabasha Hospice Group, Plainview American
Legion Auxiliary and Paws & Claws. Jean loved reading, crossword puzzles,
her dogs and cats, trying new recipes, gardening, being with her children,
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She had many
hobbies, including knitting, crocheting, music, sewing and playing cards
She is survived by her three children: William M. (Carol) Carter of
Mantorville, MN, Cindy (Rodney) Phipps of Omaha, NE, Christopher (Martha)
Carter of Plainview; Seven grandchildren: Cherrise, Jessica, William Henry
(B.J.), Christian, Justin, Michael, Benjamin; 13 great grandchilren and 1
She was preceded in death by her husband William C. Carter, sister
Florence Lehnertz, brothers Dale and Earl Lehnertz.
Funeral Mass will be Friday, April 21, 11:00 am at St. Joachim’s Catholic
Church in Plainview with Father William Becker officiating. Burial is at St.
Joachim’s Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, one hour prior to the service at the
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Paws & Claws or the Plainview
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-