Jeanne Foesch, age 74, of Bird Island died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center. Funeral services are Thursday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bird Island with Rev. Mandy France officiating. Burial is in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Hector. Visitation is Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia and continues at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the funeral.
Jeanne Arlene Foesch was born April 2, 1944 at Wadena, Minnesota, to Herman and Arlene (Huebner) Robben. She grew up in several communities and lived in Bird Island in her teenage years. Jeanne met Robert Foesch during high school and they were married on January 19, 1963 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hector. They first lived in Bird Island, then on the farm for many years, and in 1999 Bob and Jeanne returned to live in town. Jeanne lived with M.S. for many years and Bob was very devoted to her care. Jeanne was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island. She really enjoyed the years she was able to participate in the Renville County Hospital Heart To Heart Program. She enjoyed playing Crazy Eights, doing rug weaving kits, collecting spoons, and her dog Tinkerbell. Jeanne entered the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center on October 3, 2017 and she truly loved the staff and living there.
Jeanne is survived by her children: Lisa Hirschman (and Tim Kremer) of Lake Lillian, and Billy (and Michelle) Foesch of Bird Island; her 10 grandchildren: Melody, Robert, Elizabeth, Brady, Zachary, Abby, Adrianna, Marikia, Isaiah, and Blake; her three great-grandchildren: Harper, Maxwell, and Kyler; her brother Bob (and Carol) Robben of Litchfield; and her four sisters: Betty Barr of Wadena, Judy (and Darris) Hable of Texas, Bonnie Lustila of Wadena, and Mary (and Tony) Schilling of Wisconsin. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Bob Foesch in 2017.
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