Eunice "Jeanne" Aune | 1916 - 2014 | Obituary

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Eunice "Jeanne" Aune

Born: January 16, 1916
Died: April 23, 2014

Eunice '‘Jeanne'’ Aune, age 98, of Brainerd, formerly of Enderlin, ND, passed away April 23, 2014 at Woodland Good Samaritan in Brainerd, MN.

 Jeanne was born on January 16, 1916 in Mankato, MN, to the late Jane and Ben H. LeClaire. Jeanne graduated from Enderlin High School in 1934. She made a career in education as an English teacher and a librarian after her graduation from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in 1938.

Jeanne was united in marriage to Donald J. Aune in Minneapolis, MN. on November 22, 1945, when Don returned from World War II after serving in the Pacific Theatre. The couple later moved to Brainerd where Don worked for the Highway Department as an engineer. Jeanne touched the lives of many students with her dignified, professional guidance during her teaching career in McGregor, Motley, Nisswa and Brainerd until her retirement.

Jeanne and Don traveled extensively together. Their travels included Asia, the Pacific, Europe, and the United States. They wintered in Palm Beach, Florida for twenty-one years.

Jeanne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Capernaum-Bethel Circle, Retired Teachers Association, Eastern Star, and the Sorority of Alpha Delta Kappa. She enjoyed visiting with friends, listening to music and reading. 

Survivors include her two nephews; Roger LeClaire, of St. Paul and Robert LeClaire of Fridley and a niece; Cindy Doyle of Ventura, California.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband; Don and a brother;  Ben.

Services for Jeanne will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd, MN on Monday April 28, 2014 at 10:30AM with Pastor David Holte officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30AM at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church.


Caring for Jeanne and the Aune family:

Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home

Brainerd Chapel


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