Sept. 17, 1938-Feb. 11, 2014
LYND – Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Marie Thooft, 75, of Lynd will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rehkamp- Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent.
Jean died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. after a short illness.
Jean Marie (Bernardy) Thooft was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Vesta, to Matthew and Ann (Wittry) Bernardy. She grew up in Seaforth and received all of her sacraments at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaforth. On Oct. 15, 1958, she was united in marriage to Ray Thooft in Seaforth. The couple farmed and raised their family near Lynd. Jean enjoyed sewing, embroidery and crocheting. She gave most of her work away to friends, family and others. She also enjoyed playing cards, and gardening. Jean was fond of baking and she baked cakes for most family occasions including weddings and graduation parties.
She is survived by her husband, Ray, of Lynd; daughter, Carol (and Stephen) Goblish of Milroy, grandchildren, Adam, Michael (and Stephanie), Melissa (and Brandon), Amanda, Jordan and Kaitlynn, great-grandchildren, Owen, Sophia, Abigail and Emmett, son, David (and Shirley) Thooft of Lynd, grandson, Austin, son, Dennis (and Mary Jo) Thooft of Lynd, granddaughter, Jessica, daughter Joan (and Gary) LaVoy of Tracy, grandchildren, Mathew and Jennifer, son Dean Thooft of Marshall, grandchildren, Zachariah, Lucas and Joshua, son, Kevin (and Kris) Thooft of St. Clair, granddaughters, Ashley and Allison, son, Brian (and Jill) Thooft of Lynd, grandchildren, Brayden and Brennen, siblings, Kate (and Ernest) Thooft of Tyler, Bob Bernardy of Seaforth; Marlene (and Gerald) Heiling of Austin, Texas, Pat (Gerald) Goblirsch of Kerkhoven, Mary Jo (and Frank) Pohlen of Janesville, Linda (and Tom) Chapman of Prior Lake, Tom Bernardy of Seaforth, Ron (and Lynette) Bernardy of Olivia, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Jerry and Jim.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors