Mary Jeanne Greene, known as Jeanne, was born September 19, 1934, in Edgeley, ND, to Gordon and Eleanor (Oakley) Greene. As a child she, her parents, and her brothers, John, Dan, and Dick, moved to Millerton, ND, and then Wimbledon, ND, where she graduated from high school.
After graduation, Jeanne moved to Fargo, ND, and found administrative work in the office of Fargo SUPERVALU. There she met a young warehouse worker named Eli LeRoy "Fritz" Schwager. On November 6, 1953, they were united in marriage at the Moravian Church in Fargo. Following their marriage, they lived in Moorhead, MN.
Family was the center of Jeanne's life. Jeanne was known to be an amazing cook, baker and canner. Family, friends and fellow Grace Methodist parishioners were recipients of her wonderful food. She loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens. Jeanne enjoyed sewing and quilting, and spent much time painting, wallpapering and staining the woodwork in the house she loved. Everything she did appeared effortless and was perfect.
Jeanne Schwager died on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, at the age of 84.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fritz; brother, John Greene; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Sandy Greene.
She is survived by son, Bruce, of Moorhead; daughters, Mary (Jeff) Gustavson, of Eagan, MN, and Ann Schwager, of Eden Prairie, MN; grandsons, Mike Gustavson, of Bloomington, MN, and Matt (Allison) Gustavson, of Aurora, CO; great-grandson, Leo Gustavson; brother, Dick (Sam Brungardt) Greene, of St. Paul, MN; and sister-in-law, Judy Greene of Fargo.
Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church, or the Alzheimer's Association.
A Visitation for Jeanne will be Friday from 5 PM until 7 PM, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead. Her Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 11 AM in Grace United Methodist Church, Moorhead. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Online guestbook at www.korsmofuneralservice.com