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Jerre L.

July 6, 1951 – November 22, 2018

Jerre LeTourneau
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Mueller Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services
"We will miss you so much, Jerre. Thank you for all you taught us. Thank you for bringing me back on the ice."
— Alice Maserati
"May Jerre rest in peace. I skated with her when we were kids and she coached the Adult Synchro Team I had the pleasure of being a part of...."
— Margie Nash Albert
"I can hear Jerre laughing next door on her deck. I know that she and Greg are sharing an evening glass of wine. I will miss my neighbor..."
— Pat Boehland
"Condolences "
— Skating Family
"You will be missed more than mere words can express. Love and prayers for the family "
— Cathrine Peterson

Obituary for Jerre L. LeTourneau

(nee Sweno) Age 67
Of White Bear Township
Passed away suddenly on November 22, 2018. Preceded in death by parents Elvin & Marge Sweno and sister-in-law Colleen Sweno. Survived by husband of 39 years, Greg; siblings Dale Sweno, Tom Sweno and Judi Gerber; nieces, nephews, extended family and many very special friends. Her greatest joy in life was coaching figure skating at the Figure Skating Club of Mpls. Jerre started figure skating when she was 12 years old, and after 3 years with the Ice Follies started her coaching career as a way to give back to a sport that meant so much to her. Memorial Service Friday, November 30th, at 11:00 am at ST. ANDREW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH SANCTUARY, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi. Private interment Evergreen Memorial Garden. Visitation Thursday, November 29th from 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm at MUELLER MEMORIAL, 4738 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake and one hour before the service at church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to U of M Masonic Childrens Hospital, Cancer Research, 2450 Riverside Avenue- Floor 9, Mpls, MN 55454

Life Story Jerre LeTourneau
Jerre grew up on the East Side of St. Paul and graduated from Harding High School in 1969. After high school Jerre skated for 3 years with Shipstad’s and Johnson’s ice Follies. She toured doing shows throughout the United States and Canada. Then she started teaching at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood as a professional figure skating coach in the early 1970’s and later moved to the Figure Skating Club of Minneapolis. There Jerre was one of Synchronize skating coaches along with being the clubs top administrator for years.
During a fundraiser event for the skating program she sold a $1.00 ticket to her now husband Greg. Greg won the bike and the girl. The two of them have been very happily married for 39 years.
Jerre has extreme compassion to teach figure skating to young children because this sport has done so much for her, this is her way to give back by providing good positive instruction to the youth interested in developing their skill in figure skating.
Jerre has built a profession that included Synchronized skating exhibitions during first and second periods of Minnesota NorthStar Hockey games, her team was in the opening ceremonies of 1980 winter Olympics, entered competitions in Sweden and Finland, developed many local TV shows and specials along with many competitions and charity events across the United States.
Jerre develops figure skating numbers for competition from scratch, designs and sews the costumes, produces the program music, while enjoying being the top administrator of the Minneapolis Figure Skating Club.
Jerre has had a very accomplished skating career and is admired by many.
She will be remembered by always having a smile on her face and looking forward to her next adventure. She was a loving and caring person and friend to many. We will miss her.

Past thoughts of my wife Jerre LeTourneau
Very talented with math and numbers. When I was taking college algebra, I was struggling arriving at my answers to the homework problems and Jerre came by and said “what’s the problem, you can see the answer right there” I said how can you see that, and Jerre said I notice patterns.
Jerre was in the gifted classes for top students at Harding. She said she completed her homework reading comic books for information.
Loves doing crossword puzzles.
Extremely talented costume/dress designer and did all the sewing.
Laughs at herself a lot, loves people and lived life humorously.
Jerre rented the Jonathan Paddle ford boat for our wedding reception so when her aunts and uncles instead of quickly going through the food line and leaving right away, they had to stay the whole 4 hours for once.
Jerre loves campfires and fires in the fireplace, this was so soothing to her.
Taught her husband what to shop for at JoAnn Fabrics so I could do shopping runs for her.
I loved watching pair skating on TV, So when we were first married I was determined one day while we were skating together on Bald Eagle Lake that I could lift her up over my head and do spins just like on TV. After several minutes of chasing her and Jerre saying “no you get away from me” I gave up, we could have been such stars.
Excellent cook just like her mother. We worked well in the kitchen together, Jerre cooked I did dishes and clean up. Fabulous.
When Jerre finished the Scott Hamilton Cares cancer research fund raiser on October of this year. Jerre wanted to start a program with the U of M hospital across the street from Augsburg, any kid or family members that were at the hospital while their child was being treated for cancer could take part in learn to skate program at Augsburg for free. I said this was a great idea. Hope this information helps. Thanks Greg LeTourneau.

First Visitation

When Thursday, November 29th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Mueller Memorial of White Bear Lake
4738 Bald Eagle Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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Second Visitation

When Friday, November 30th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115-2206
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Service Information

Friday, November 30th, 2018 11:00am
Rev. Kyle Jackson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115-2206

Interment Information

Evergreen Memorial Gardens
3400 Century Ave N
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Interment Extra Info
Private interment at a later date

Reception Information

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115-2206
Reception Extra Info
Directly following the service will be a time for gathering and fellowship