Virginia “Jean” Lamfers

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Virginia "Jean" LamfersVirginia “Jean” Lamfers, age 96 of Tracy formerly of Amiret, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy.  Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at Tracy Area Funeral Home with a Rosary Service at 5:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Interment will be in the Amiret Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Catholic School or Compassionate Care Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Virginia “Jean” Lamfers was born February 12, 1921 to Peter and Susanna (Knott) Lenertz in Comfrey, Minnesota.  She received the sacraments at St. Paul Catholic Church in Comfrey.  Jean graduated 8th grade with honors from St. Paul’s Catholic School.  She lived in Comfrey until she was 17 years old.  On October 8, 1940, Jean married Heye Lamfers at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy, Minnesota.  The couple moved to Amiret, Minnesota.  Jean enjoyed helping on the farm.  She was the author of the Amiret News for the Marshall Messenger Newspaper.  Jean enjoyed daily journaling and always had a very positive attitude.  During the warmer months Jean enjoyed tending to her large garden and canning.  She belonged to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was Vice President of the CCW.  She was also a 4H Leader for many years in Amiret. She loved to dance and Conway Twitty music.  Jean loved to visit and play pinochle and bingo.  She enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, going on tours and traveling, especially to Arizona and California.  Jean loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Virginia is survived by son Mike (Darles) Lamfers of Amiret; grandchildren: Stacy (Jay) Holbrook of St. Bonifacius, Chris Lamfers of Currie, BJ (Philippa) Lamfers of Hermantown; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Ellie and Will Holbrook, JaRae, Skyla and Summer Lamfers; step grandchildren: Jeff (Nikki) Schwartz and Janine (Anthony) DiGiulio; step great-granddaughter Brooklyn Schwartz; sister-in-law Alita Lenertz of Tracy; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Heye, son Peter Lamfers, grandsons: Willie and Joseph Lamfers, siblings: Agnes, Julia, Mary, Amelia, Lawrence, Edward, Eugene, Celestine and Peter V.

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  1. Jim Lenertz says:

    Jean was a wonderful, happy person who had a long active life. She will be missed.
    We give all her closest family our thoughts and shared sorrow during this tough time.
    Jim and Edwina Lenertz

  2. Rhonda (Fedde) Hareid says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was a special lady.

  3. Anna johnson says:

    Jean was a diamond in the rough one of a kind words cannot describe how deeply you will be missed feelings and emotions can in no way show how much you meant to us and how much you will be missed you were a joy to be around and always had a smile on your face I love you Jean you will always be my Jeannie

  4. Jim Campbell says:

    Mike and Family,
    I am sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was always upbeat when I saw her, and I remember having many nice visits with your parents a few years back when I’d be at O’Brien Court.
    Again, my sympathy to you, and I’m sure the good memories will live on.

  5. Nancy and Tom Deadrick says:

    Chris, Jae, and Skyla, we are so sorry to learn your beloved grandmother has died. May God bless your memories of this special woman. May you smile and feel joy when you think of her and how much she loved you!

  6. Jay Walterman says:

    Dear Lamfers Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Jean was a truly wonderful person whom I will always remember with great fondness and love. I remember walking beans with Jean: her big smile, full of joy, well sharpened sickle blade hoe, setting a pace just short of jogging. The time I spent with the Lamfers Family was among the best. I am sad that I will not be able to join you at the services as I am out of town, You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless You all. Jay Walterman

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