December 4, 1929 - September 1, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta for Jeanette M. Cater, age 85, who passed away Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family. Rev. Jose Edayadiyil will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the church and one hour prior to the services Saturday also at the church. St. Ann’s Christian Women will pray at 5:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 6:00 p.m. Friday at the church.

Jeanette was born Dec. 4, 1929 in Rockville to Jacob & Mary Ann (Lutgen) Boos. She married Howard Cater on Oct. 5, 1949 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Jeanette was a homemaker and lived in the St. Augusta area most of her life. She was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta where she was a member of St. Ann’s Christian Women. Jeanette enjoyed cooking, baking, entertaining, puzzles, reading and embroidery. She was a kind, giving, hard-working, generous person with a strong faith.

Survivors include her children, Gary (Karen) of St. Augusta, Susan (Tim) Mealey of Clear Lake, Rita (Bob) Speltz of Shorview, and Denise (Drew) White of Maple Grove; sisters and brothers, Stella Rosha of St. Augusta, Eugene Boos of Blaine, Alice Gombos of Foley and Robert Boos of St. Cloud; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard on Sept. 1, 2008; sister, Doreen Skutter; brothers, Sylvester, Donald and Urban Boos; and infant brother, Elquin Boos.

Pallbearers will be David, Jason and Christopher Mealey, Chrissy Boeckmann, Brian and Sarah Cater, Steven, Kathryn and Amanda Speltz, Kevin Ward, Emily, Alex, William and Lucas White.

The family would like to thank the Benedict Court staff for all the years of support given to Jeanette.