OREGON – Jean Quentin Bearrows 98, of Lindenwood, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 15, at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. He was born on May 20, 1919 in Flagg Twp., Ill., to the late Bert and Maude (Furman ) Bearrows.
Jean proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy as Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class.
He married the love of his life Myrtle Jaeger on Sept. 20, 1941. They will be celebrating their 76th anniversary in heaven. He owned and operated the John Deere dealership at Creston. The two of them proudly served their community of Lindenwood. Jean was Postmaster and helped organized the Fire Department. They both owned and operated the grocery store, and farmed in the area. He was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lindenwood serving as a Sunday school teacher and various board positions. He was a 54 year member of the Stillman Valley American Legion Post 1072. He enjoyed fishing and vacationing at the cabin that he built and enjoyed with his family in Chetek, Wis. His passion was reading, woodworking and antique John Deere tractors.
He is survived by his son; Dennis (Lorraine) Bearrows of Chana, two daughters; Lynn (Richard ) Olson of Sandwich and Beth (Joe) Rangel of Stillman Valley, a daughter-in-law Doris Bearrows of Chetek, Wis. He was blessed with fourteen grandchildren; Paul Bearrows, Todd (Katya) Bearrows, Cheryl (Dale) Dixon, Christina (Josh) Swartz, Stacey Lawson, Coralee (Michael) McGee, Regina (Ron) Nicholls, Elizabeth Miller, Amanda (Dave) Anderson, Emily (Jeremiah) Wiencek, Michael (Lisa) Olson, Irma (Oscar) Castillo, Anthony (Carmen) Rangel and Alicia (Ryan) Brown. Also, 30 great grandchildren and two on the way.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Myrtle 12/12/12, son; Bertran, sister; Hazel, brothers; Jay, Kenneth and Carson.
Funeral services for Jean was held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lindenwood with Rev. Timothy Frick officiating. Visitation was held 2 hours prior to the service from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment followed at Lindenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, or Serenity House, Oregon.
Obituary and condolences at www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com.