Jean J. Hitchens

May 23, 1927January 9, 2013

Hitchens, Jean J.

Age 85, of Minneapolis, passed away Jan. 9, 2012.

Survived by husband, Ralph; 5 children: Nowell Frances (Tom Hodnett) of San Diego CA, Michelle “Shelly” Madden (Gerald) of North Branch MN, John (Judy) Hitchens of Dalton GA, Denise Caputa (Jim) of Blaine MN, and Cheryl Early (Brad) of Minneapolis MN; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Ellen Seidel (Lorne); extended family & friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Patricia Kevelin.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis for their exceptional, loving care.

A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at Elsie’s, 729 Marshall St NE, Mpls, on Sunday Jan 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. A private family service & interment at Ft. Snelling will also take place.

Memorials may be directed to Catholic Eldercare of Minneapolis.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jean J. Hitchens

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Joni and Greg Selle

January 13, 2013

Judy, John and family....Greg and I are saddened your loss. May Gods grace and love fill the void you now feel. You have our prayers.

January 12, 2013

John, Judy and family,
Our thoughts are with you.
Love and prayers,
David & Pam Pennington

mick mcconnell

January 12, 2013

So sorry for your great loss. May the memories sustain you. She will be beside you always.

Ed, Lina & Butch Hodnett

January 12, 2013

Dear Newell,
Our hearts go all out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Steve and Teresa Schumacher

January 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hitchens family at the loss of your wife, mother and grandma. We didn't get to meet Jean but Cheryl talked about her often and we know how special she was to all. Hold on to the memories.

Joe and Kathy Crumley

January 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

KitKat, Guido, Giggles

January 11, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Linda Carr

January 11, 2013

So sorry for your loss, losing a loved one is always difficult. Jim and I will keep your family in our prayers, remember He can ease your pain through prayer.

January 10, 2013

my thoughts and prayers r with u and ur family. gary barrett (zonker)

Tim & Bonnie Dickson

January 10, 2013

Denise, Jim and family,

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.