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Walton A. Jean
Issue Date: March 27, 2013
Walton A. Jean, 91, of Nadeau, Mi. passed away on Monday, March 25 in Nadeau Township.
Born on Sept. 10, 1921 in Nadeau to the late Arthur and Bertha (Peterson) Jean, he served in the United States Army during World War II.
On Aug. 25, 1945 he married the former Rosemarie Chubbins Shinnick in Danvers, Minn. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1999. He owned and operated Jean 's Lumber and drove truck for many years, retiring from Clairmont in 1983. He enjoyed traveling all over the world, hunting, fishing and cutting firewood. A very social guy, he enjoyed spending time with his friends, but spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren is what he enjoyed most. He was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, VFW, Carney Nadeau American Legion where he served as chaplain for many years and the 40et8.
Survivors include five daughters, Candice (Glenn) Scott, Shari Schlenvogt, Lennea (Mike) LaBonte, Lori (Mark) Moreau and Kelly Jean; two sons, Robert (Cheryl) and Bill (Deb); 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, James Jean and a sister, Ella Lee Filibeck.
Besides his parents and his wife, Rosemarie, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Rob; a granddaughter, Kim and two sisters, Beatrice and Phyllis.
Family and friends may call at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Nadeau on Thursday, March 28 after 10 a.m. until time of military rites at 12:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating. Burial will be in Nadeau Township Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, the family requests that donations be made to the World War II Honor Flight in his name.