Strain, Jean Emmajean (Keen)


Jean Emmajean (Keen) Strain, 92, of Winona, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2018, in the comfort of her home surrounded by the love of her family.

She was born on February 15, 1926, in Winona, Minn., to August and Emma (Nast) Schrandt.
Family was Jean’s pride and joy. She was a wonderful cook and baker. She liked spoiling her loved ones with special treats. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Jean is survived by her children, Richard (Mary) Keen, David Keen, Nancy (Ron) Todd, and Jeffery Strain; grandchildren, Michelle (Matt) Wardwell, Crystal (Scott) Wnuk, Jason (Jodi) Todd, Melissa (Mark) Durnen, Jesse Todd, Dana (Ben) Cady, Travis Keen, Chad Miner, Kyle Miner, Jessica (Jason) Gleiter, Arianna (Austin) Thomas, Jayda and Jacob Bagniewski; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Brady and Asher Wardwell, Paige, Ashlyn and Avery Wnuk, Joey, Carter and Haili Jo Cady, Tustin Todd, Hallie Durnen, Owen, Skylar and Emerson Gleiter, and Axtin Thomas; siblings, Ruth Dennis, Betty Fritz, and Robert Schrandt; and son-in-law, Marshall Miner. Jean also leaves behind a lot of caring relatives and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Keen and Willard Strain; daughter, Sue Miner; grandchild, Harley; her parents; and siblings, Lambert, Earl, Arnold, Lovelette Richnofsky, Elaine Cerney, and Donna Koetz.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant Dianne Rislow. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Jean and view her video tribute when it becomes available at Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

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