May 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016


Jean Ruth (Hansgen) Olmscheid, age 83, a wife, mother, sister, daughter, godmother and friend but especially a grandmother, took her journey home to be with her husband Donald, parents Ruth and Everette Hansgen, sisters Jackie Wenner and Joan Goebel, and step-mother Hildegard Hansgen on May 13, 2016. Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring and the visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM. Fr. Matthew Luft, OSB will officiate and interment will immediately follow in the parish cemetery.

Jean’s last months were spent living with family due to a decline in health. Her constant love for her grandchildren’s lives filled her with BMX & Dirt bike Racing, Soccer, Horse Barrel Racing, Marching Band, Civil Air Patrol, Dance, Show Choir, Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball. There was also babysitting cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, hamster, fish, and other miscellaneous critters.

During her care, Jean found that a 4-legged nurse (Joy) would become her companion both day and night with Dr. Christopher Wenner of Cold Spring, Nurse Sean from St. Croix Hospice, and April & Katie of Home Instead who all made life and movements so much easier for her. In her last days, Jean made the move to Quiet Oakes where she, her children, and grandchildren found another loving and caring family that helped complete her life’s journey. A very special thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Quiet Oakes Hospice House.

Jean was born November 6, 1932 in Richmond, MN. She spent her early years as a cosmetologist. She married Donald Olmscheid on September 5, 1952 in Richmond, MN.

She is survived by her 3 children Douglas (Linda) Olmscheid, Janice (Glen) Thomes, Jill (Randy) Svihel, and 7 grandchildren: Zach & Courtney Olmscheid , Cory, Drew & Jamie Thomes, and Stacy & Ashlan Svihel. She is also survived by her 2 younger brothers Everette “JR” Hansgen and Nick Hansgen, sisters-in-law Diane Hansgen and Irene Schwinghammer, brother-in-law Arnie Olmscheid, and her half siblings Diane Hansgen, Debra Hansgen, David Hansgen, Dan Hansgen, and Denise Kurowski.

Jean will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.