Jeane Mae Carter age 79 of Walnut Grove passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Prairie View Senior Living. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jeane was born to Harley and Helen (Peterson) Hollingsworth on May 3, 1935 along with triplet sisters Joyce and Joane in the Slayton Hospital. Jeane grew up on a farm and attended school in Holly Township, graduating from Walnut Grove High School in 1953. Following high school, she worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone and taught piano and accordion lessons to local students. On April 4, 1964 Jeane was united in marriage to Paul W. Carter at Holly Methodist Church. Together they farmed south of Walnut Grove until Paul’s death in 1992. Jeane continued to live on the farm until moving to Country View Assisted Living in June 2005. She moved from there to Prairie View Nursing Home in June 2012. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church serving as LCW President and a Sunday School teacher. Jeane was involved in Walnut Grove Keenagers, Neighborhood Birthday Club, Holly Extension Club, and Card Club. She was a member of the Walnut Grove bowling league and enjoyed Wii bowling after she retired her ball and shoes. Jeane enjoyed gardening, quilting, and playing games, cards, and Bingo. She also loved traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Jeane was very kind and gentle; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others.
Jeane is survived by her three children: Patricia (David) LeClaire of Currie, Craig (Linda) Carter of Walnut Grove, and Sandra (Robert) Wenszell of Rochester; eight grandchildren: Adam (Chrissy), Paul, Katlin, and Justin LeClaire; Colton and Leah Carter; and Carter and Isaac Wenszell; two great-granddaughters Karsynn and Charlee LeClaire; three step-great-grandchildren: Jocy, Kaylan, and Jett Glenn; two sisters Ludema Kassel and Joyce (Stanley) Severson; and sisters-in-law Janice Carter, Helen A. Hollingsworth, and Helen D. Hollingsworth. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, brothers Leonard, Chet, and Vernon Hollingsworth, and sister Joane Schmalz.