Mable Jean Thornbloom was born February 4, 1935 in Sauk Centre, MN. As an infant she was adopted by Losse and Carrie Rose in Alexandria, MN. Jean was raised and schooled in Alexandria.
On December 13, 1954 Jean was united in marriage to Palmer Zastrow at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Leaf Valley. The couple made their home on the Zastrow home farm near Leaf Valley, MN where they began raising their family.
Jean spent her time raising her two boys, William and Richard. Later in life she assisted Palmer with farm work.
Jean has been a longtime member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church near Leaf Valley. She was also a long-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Alexandria; she served as president of the Auxiliary for many years.
Jean enjoyed spending time doing puzzle books, playing trivia games and watching game shows. She enjoyed all kinds of reading. Playing Bingo was a favorite activity. Jean loved sitting down for coffee, ice cream and visits with friends and family.
On Monday, July 13, 2020, Jean died at the age of eighty-five years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Zastrow; her parents; two infant children; two brothers; and one sister. Jean is survived by her adopted sister Geri “Sis" Blasko, her sons, William Zastrow and wife, Amy, of Alexandria and Richard Zastrow and wife, Mary, of Alexandria; two grandchildren, Jana Brown and Patricia Ellingson; five great grandchildren, Favian Zastrow, Isaiah Brown, Aurora Ellingson, Nicholas Brown and Angelina Brown; and two great great grandchildren, Owen Zastrow and Rhyden Zastrow.
A funeral service will be held 2 PM Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Reverend Scott Brown will officiate. Interment will follow in the Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery at Leaf Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.