Jean Eilene Ammon, 79, of Cambridge, died from complications of cancer Friday, February 21, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
She was born on the family farm southwest of Anamoose, N.D. to Walter and Freda (Kaibel) Kapfer. Jean grew up near Anamoose, attending country school and later Anamoose High School. Following high school she worked as a waitress in Harvey, N.D. While in Harvey, she met Ernest Ammon and on Jan. 30, 1955 Jean and Ernest were married at the First Congregational Church in Harvey. The couple moved to Minneapolis and Ernest began working at Land O Lakes. In 1956 they purchased a farm in Cedar and raised their five children. Ernest worked several years for the Soo Line Railroad, while Jean stayed at home with the children. After the kids were grown, Jean worked for a time on a vegetable farm in Blaine.
Ernest passed away in October 1991. Jean would sell the farm in April 1992 and bought a home in Cambridge. Jean was a member of the Cambridge Lutheran Church, she enjoyed quilting, gardening, and bowled on a womens league for several years. She was involved with a group that would go dancing at various local VFW halls.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernest, three infant sons Clyde Ray in October 1960, Daryl Dean in May 1963, Wayne James in March 1964, granddaughter Melanie Paterson in 1981, and brother Fred Kapfer.
She is survived by her children Judy (Jerry) Bless of Berlin, Germany, Glen (Jane) Ammon of Cambridge, Rox-Ann (Wayne) Erickson of Merrifield, Minn., Wanda Bost of Zimmerman, Valerie Ammon of Coon Rapids, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren sister Shirley (Robert) Keyes of Great Falls, Mont., as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. David Everett officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Cambridge Union Cemetery. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.