Jean Marie Harlander, 64
Aug. 3, 1952 – March 3, 2017
Jean Marie Harlander, 64, died March 3, 2017, at her home in St. Joseph. A private service will be held at a later date.
Harlander, daughter of Carl Joseph and Ruth Ann (Akin) Jensen, was born Aug. 3, 1952, in Long Prairie. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1970 and lived in the St. Joseph/St. Cloud area most of her adult life. She was employed for 26 years at St. Cloud Area Planning Organization, retiring in 2004. After retiring, she enjoyed volunteering at St. Joseph Lab School (now All Saints Academy) for several years.
She enjoyed ladies’ poker night, socializing in her favorite local establishments and spending time with her many friends. The support of these friends allowed her to remain independent these past few years and were instrumental in granting her wish to be home in her final days.
Harlander is survived by her brothers in Florida and New Hampshire and sister in California; a brother-in-law and two nephews in Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.