Jean C. Schon

Jean C. Schon, 89, of Waukon died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3 at First Baptist Church in Waukon, with Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Jean Claire Schon was born July 3, 1924 in Waukon, the daughter of Ben P. and Violet F. (Echard) Peterson. She graduated from Waukon High School and spent five years working in the Allamakee County Auditor’s Office.
February 19, 1947 Jean married John Ralph Schon at the First Presbyterian Church Parsonage in Waukon. Jean and Ralph farmed together in Jefferson Township, where they raised hogs, beef cattle and Jersey cows. Jean was a busy homemaker helping on the farm and tending to a large garden and yard. Although they retired in 1985, they continued to live on the farm and help their sons with the operation.
Jean was active at both First Baptist and First Presbyterian Churches in Waukon. She also formerly served as a leader for the Jefferson Jolly Jills 4-H Club. She and Ralph truly enjoyed visiting and going out to eat with family members as well as taking several vacations and trips with friends. In more recent years, Jean had taken up painting and had done quite a number of pictures.
Survivors include her two sons, Jay and Jeff, both of Waukon; a daughter-in-law, Janet Schon of Prairie du Chien, WI; Connie Mitchel Keough, who Jean and Ralph treated as a daughter; four grandchildren, Andrew (Jerica) Schon and their daughter Ashten of Monte Vista, CO, Adam (Emma Wade) Schon of Charlottesville, VA, Scotti Lynn (Michael) Hagensick of Waverly and Matthew Schon of Cedar Falls; and a sister, Phyllis Salim, and nephew, Randy Salim and his family, all of San Jose, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ralph, who died in 2007.
Casketbearers were Dave and Dale Schon, Dan Byrnes, Jim Pladsen, Greg Kerndt and Greg Palmer. Online condolences may be left at