Jeanne Sharon Morreim


Jeanne Sharon Morreim, 76 of Cloquet died on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Sunnyside Heath Care Center in Cloquet.

Jeanne was born to Edgar and Irene (Neby) Wanner in Cumberland, WI on December 1, 1943. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1962. Jeanne then attended Augsburg College. She graduated from Augsburg in 1966 with a degree in Elementary Education. She later received a Master’s Degree from Southwest State University in 2002. Jeanne married Dennis Morreim on August 29, 1965. She taught elementary school in St. Anthony Park in St. Paul, Rugby, North Dakota, Cook, Brookston, and AlBrook, in Minnesota. She taught almost 30 years, mostly teaching First Grade.

Jeanne helped extensively in the churches that her husband, Dennis, served as pastor. She was active education, youth choirs, and being an advocate for Compassion International.

Family meant everything to Jeanne. She loved children. She had a missionary heart and through Compassion she sponsored over 50 children in Third World Countries.

Jeanne retired in 2009. During the following winters she enjoyed the warm weather and golfing in Mesa, AZ.

Jeanne was an excellent athlete, playing softball and basketball in school. In later years both she and her husband enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings and Minnesota Gopher football.

Jeanne’s favorite color was red.

Jeanne died peacefully early last Sunday morning and joined her family in the next phase of life. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; a nephew, Mark Wanner; a niece, Amy Arneson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mavis and Harold Knudson; along with aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dennis; her children, Edward (Cynthia) Morreim and Sarah Morreim; her grandchildren, Mikalyn, Annamarie, Julia, Alastair and Audrey; her brothers, John (Jean) Wanner, George (Connie) Wanner, and Jim (Louise) Wanner; an aunt Dona Neby; and many nephews and cousins.

The family also wants to thank the staff of Community Memorial Hospital, the Sunnyside Health Care Center and St. Croix Hospice for their dedication and compassion shown to Jeanne in her last weeks of life. Also they wish to thank the countless people who offered prayer during this time.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2010 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1st at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Cloquet. Visitation will be the two hours prior to the service. A meal will follow in the fellowship room. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to go to Compassion International or New Horizons Pre-school at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see

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