Jean Marie Qualle


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday August 12, 2022


Jean Marie Qualle age 59 of Ellsworth died August 5th, 2022 at the Lake City Care Center. Jean was born into this world November 27th, 1962 in Shakopee, Minnesota; the beautiful daughter of Roger and Mary (Vogel) Dols. She was raised in Ellsworth where she graduated from high school in the class of 1981. In 1983, she would marry Jay Qualle at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ellsworth. To this union, two incredible sons were born. Sadly, this union would later dissolve.

Jean raised the boys while living in Red Wing. She was the hockey mom who learned the difference from a hip check to a slapshot. She loved the fast-paced sport, but more importantly, the life lessons and teamwork it instilled in her sons. If you were an acquaintance or a friend, you came to appreciate her zest for life and positivity. She loved others. She fed off the fellowship of people and at the same time could make you feel special. If you have talked to her on the phone, you came to realize she loved to talk! She could talk your ear off. She had so much to say, yet at the same time wanted to hear all about your world. Those who worked with her fed off her energy. She was a crew trainer for Hardees in Red Wing. This was a perfect fit as she lived to serve the community and could make a killer breakfast biscuit. When she wasn’t working, she loved hanging with the family and watching her boys grow their families. Being a grandma melted her heart! Don’t forget her four legged friends. Her dogs gave her unconditional loved. A quiet walk with her dog Cooper was good for both of them. Sadly, a couple years back, she was diagnosed with glioblastoma. It was heart breaking to say the least. She fought with all her might and still lit up a room to the end!

Jean left an unlimited impact on her sons Ryan (Holly Koep) Qualle of White Bear Lake, Travis (Kelsey) Qualle of Maiden Rock; grandson Blaine and a granddaughter due to this world in December; Her loving mother Mary Dols of Chaska; always supportive siblings Debbie (Delbert) O’Sickey of Florida; Mary (Joe) Plummer of Ellsworth, Jeff (Bev) Dols of Red Wing; as well as her nieces and nephews that were very special to her. Her father Roger and beloved dog Maverick precede her in death.

A Celebration of Life for Jean Qualle will be Friday, August 12 from 5pm to 7pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth. Interment will be private. Memorials preferred to the discretion of the family. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth.


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