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LouJean Reid, 73

LouJean “Jenny” Reid, 73, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, surrounded by her family at her home in Austin.

LouJean Reid, 73

Jenny Gulbransen was born in on March 14, 1946, in Kasson, Minnesota, to Berten and Pearl (Bungum) Gulbransen. She graduated from Hayfield High School in 1964. In 1994, Jenny graduated with honors from Augsburg University, earning a degree in computer science and math while still working fulltime. She worked as a packing engineer for Hormel and retired in 2011, after working over 34 years at Hormel. Jenny always had beautiful gardens; she especially enjoyed her flower garden. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, rosemaling, vacationing, and the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center in Austin. Jenny also volunteered her time reading to preschoolers at Austin elementary schools and the Austin Public Library. She is a past member of the Kiwanis Club. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she loved spending time with them. Jenny will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children, Tim (Beth-Anne) Reid of Whitewater, Wisconsin, Kim (Warren) King of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Sara (Justin Rasmussen) Morrison of Geneva, Minnesota, and Jennifer (Gary Schroeder) Schultz of Dexter, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Taylor Slack (Justin), Andrew Rafnson, Renee Reid (Jake Filo), Morgan King, Hunter Schultz and Max Reid; two great-grandchildren, Lyla Rafnson and Riley Rafnson; two brothers, Allen (Donna) Gulbransen and Terry (Nancy) Gulbransen; and three sisters, Sandi (Dean) Bouley, Rosi Steele and Bonnie (Dennis) Foster. She was preceded in death by her parents, Berten and Pearl Gulbransen.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at West St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Hayfield, Minnesota. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to West St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Hayfield, Austin Public Schools Preschool Reading Program, or the Austin Public Library kids reading program. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.