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Obituary: Jeanne Marie Hermanson

February 9, 1930 ~ November 15, 2020
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Posted at 8:53 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 10:53:04-05

Jeanne Marie Hermanson, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Great Falls, MT on November 15, 2020.

Jeanne Marie was born on February 9th, 1930 in Joliet, Illinois to Mervin Farr and Beulah (Curry) Anderson. She graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1948 and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State Normal University.

Then one day on a golf course in Fargo, ND, Jeanne Marie met the love of her life, Richard Hermanson. Richard and Jeanne Marie were married on February 17th, 1954 in Fargo and shared 61 years together. Being an officer’s wife, Jeanne Marie moved around the country with her family. They moved many times from North Dakota, Texas, New York, Colorado and finally to Great Falls, MT. Even after retirement, she still loved to travel and be “Snowbirds” going south for the winter.

She volunteered as a Red Cross Grey Lady, member of the “Order of the Eastern Star” and with the special Olympics. Her experience as a physical education teacher, varsity baseball and volleyball player and dancer in her youth were all helpful in serving her calling to assist in the special Olympics. That was where her real passion lay, with the mentally and physically handicapped, being able to help with the special Olympics.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.