Jean D. Nitch, 73, of Clare passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014 at St. Mathews Church in Clare with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.
Jean is survived by her husband, Carl; sons, Michael (Janice) of Palmer; Tracy (Phyllis) of Heron Lake, MN; daughter Laura (Brian) Askeland of Avondale, AZ; brother, Richard (Kay) Rathbun of Otho; Raymond (Bev) Rathbun of Cheboygen, MI; sister, Karen (Ben) Huhn of Coon Rapids; grandchildren, Carrie Gabriel, Andrew Askeland, Tyler Nitch, Dakota Nitch, Trevor Askeland, and Aeriel Nitch; great-grandchildren, Robert, Drake, Aubree, Austin, Terril, Elizabeth, Lilly, and Emma; nieces; nephews; other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her, parents, Homer and Mabel (Krie) Rathbun; brother-in-law, Dennis Schnetter; sister-in-law, Micky Rathbun and her nephew, Rodney Rathbun.
Jean Delores Rathbun was born April 23, 1941 in Fonda. She was united in marriage to Carl Nitch on April 22, 1960 in Fonda. The couple first established their home in Fort Dodge but then moved to Clare where they have resided for the past 45 years. Jean drove school bus for Northwest Webster for many years and ran a beauty shop out of her home. She has worked for Friendship Haven and was currently working at the AmericInn in Fort Dodge.
Jean loved her family so much. She was very proud of every one of them. She loved family visits, bullhead fishing, playing croquet, and playing cards with her family. She was known for her potato salad. Jean was a member of St. Matthews Church and sang in the choir for many years.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
No Visitation Scheduled or Private
St. Matthew's Church