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November 14, 2018

W. Jeane Whiting

W. Jeane Whiting, died Saturday, March 3, 2018 due to complications of metastatic bladder cancer at Madonna Summit in Byron, MN surrounded by her loving family.

Her service, officiated by Pastor Dan Yaezel, will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Kasson Presbyterian Church, 101 6th Ave NW, Kasson, Minnesota 55944. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm with service starting at 3:00 pm. Burial will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton, Illinois at a later date.

Jeane, 85, was born March 24, 1932 near Morrison, IL to Herman and Alice Rus. She grew up on the family farm. She attended rural school until eighth grade, and then moved into Fulton, IL and attended Fulton High school. She married Llewellyn "Gene" Sikkema in 1950 and had five daughters. She later married George Whiting from McHenry, IL. They traveled extensively during their 31 years of marriage with their favorite trips being to the NW United States and Alaska. Jeane also loved attending draft horse shows throughout the midwest and Calgary, Canada. She was a talented seamstress, quilter and needleworker whom made many wonderful gifts for her beloved family. She enjoyed spending time with family and her many friends.

She is survived by daughters Debi (Larry) Ervin of Eldridge, IA, Barb Sneller of Michigan, Delinda McConnell of Holmen, WI, Lori (Dave) McConnell of Lake City, MN and Nicole (Jeff) Zahnle of Hayfield, MN., and her step-children Sarah (Jim) Cauley and George (Tracy) Whiting of Allison Park, PA. She was proud of and loved her 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, siblings, Ray, Besse, Maggie, Pherne and Clara, a grandson, Eric and great - granddaughter, Charlotte.

Much appreciation to the staff of Madonna Summit in Byron, Mayo Clinic, and Mayo Hospice staff for their exceptional care, dignity, and granting her wish to stay in her home during her end of life.

Memorials can be designated to Kasson Presbyterian Church - Presbyterian Women group.

Byron Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at

Claremont Service

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