Jean Karschnia Obituary

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Jean L. Karschnia

September 16, 1964 - February 12, 2014
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Age 49 Jean was surrounded by her family when she was called to her heavenly home on February 12, 2014. Jean was born on September 16, 1964 in St. Paul to John and Betty (Swanson) Karschnia. Jean received her Masters in Education from St. Catherine University. Her entire teaching career was spent at Valley Crossing Community School in Woodbury, where she taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade. She was a certified math specialist and was working on her certification as a reading specialist at the time of her death. Her greatest joy in life was to teach. She loved all of the students and staff at Valley Crossing with whom she worked. Jean is...
Age 49

Jean was surrounded by her family when she was called to her heavenly home on February 12, 2014. Jean was born on September 16, 1964 in St. Paul to John and Betty (Swanson) Karschnia. Jean received her Masters in Education from St. Catherine University. Her entire teaching career was spent at Valley Crossing Community School in Woodbury, where she taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade. She was a certified math specialist and was working on her certification as a reading specialist at the time of her death. Her greatest joy in life was to teach. She loved all of the students and staff at Valley Crossing with whom she worked. Jean is preceded in death by her father, John. She is survived by her mother, Betty; sisters, Ann (Kris) Barnes, Maureen (Chuck) Gregg, Patty (Tim) Kennedy; brothers, Bob (Jeanne) and Rick (Maggie). She is also survived by 5 nieces and 10 nephews. Jean had many friends that touched her life, especially during her illness. We want to thank the staff of United Hospital 2500, Allina Palliative Care (especially Jodie and Laura), and the staff at Our Lady of Peace Home for helping Jean leave this earth with dignity and grace. Visitation Monday, 4-7pm at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 11am at St. Thomas Aquinas, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park, with visitation one hour prior. Interment St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

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