Following a wonderful life filled with love, laughter and much wisdom, Jean Bungarden left this world on February 6, 2023. Born in Parkers Prairie in 1938, Jean called Minnesota home. She grew up in Waseca, later lived in New Ulm and then Madison before retiring in Pengilly along with Jack, her husband of fifty years. Throughout her life, Jean was a caregiver in the truest sense. She began her career as an OB nurse working in Labor and Delivery, the nursery and also later worked as a public health nurse. Above all, Jean loved being a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother. Never judging, always supportive and compassionate with a gentle persistence. Yet, she had a wit that could leave a room filled with laughter. Ever-curious, Jean didn’t take the world at its word. She had a wonderful spunk and always sought to understand.
One of six siblings, Jean never wanted to miss out on a gathering. Outgoing and social, she was as likely to be in the north woods with her kids as enjoying the theater in the city with her sisters. She relished those warm fall days when she could fly along the bike paths, glimpsing the sun through the aspens and maples as their leaves turned colors, the wind at her back, leading her forward.
Jean is survived by her four children Patricia McArdle (Jim Roussin), John Bungarden (Pam), Tim Bungarden (Kellie) and Pete Bungarden (Jodi), eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, her siblings Tom Muyres, Judy Muyres, Mike Muyres (Sandy), Mary Lou Muyres-Norbie (Bob), and extended family. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Jack Bungarden, sister Patricia Muyres, and her parents Marcella and August Muyres.
A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held at 11AM on Sunday, April 16th at Bradshaw, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, with visitation beginning one hour prior.
Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities, https://www.cctwincities.org/donate/tribute-and-memorial-gifts/