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Jane Reid, 1931-2019

Memorial services for Jane Elizabeth (Jensen) Reid of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. July 12 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.

Jane Reid

Jane died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea. She was 88.

Jane was born Feb. 26, 1931, the third child of Amandus and Dagmer (Christensen) Jensen. She was baptized and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

Jane grew up on the family farm south of town. She walked two miles to a country school for her first eight years of education and then attended Hutchinson High School, graduating in 1949. After two years at St. Cloud Teachers College, she began a teaching career in Albert Lea, having taught first grade at Ramsey, Hawthorne and Oakwood schools.

On June 27, 1954, she married John H.E. Reid in Hutchinson.

They lived in Robbinsdale, Superior and Worthington while John managed shoe stores, then moved back to Albert Lea. Jane finished her career as a paraprofessional for District No. 241 at Hawthorne School.

A few of Jane’s favorite things were purple ribbons at the State Fair in 4-H, driving tractor doing field work, the summer of 1953 spent in Europe, being a mother, scout leader and Sunday school teacher, maintaining gardens — especially roses, filling a fruit cellar with canning, camping with family and friends, Christmas cookie plates, stitchery and painting projects, sending weekly activity letters to her grandchildren Lily and Jake, Circle 31 at First Lutheran and a being a member of a card club for more than years.

Jane was a child of God, mother to Jean Sabre and wife to Mark of Eden Prairie. She also leaves behind daughter-in-law, Monica Reid, of St. Paul; grandchildren Lillian and Jacob Reid; sister-in-law, Luella Fenske, of Fridley; many nieces and nephews; as well as a constant in a circle of longtime friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John, who passed away in 2009; a first-born baby girl; son, Jeff Reid; daughter, Judy Reid; brothers Kenneth Jensen and Leonard Jensen; and her parents.

Memorials are suggested to Peace and Power, First Lutheran Church.

“We thank the Lord for a life faithfully lived and blessed memories,” her family stated.