Jean Milbrett

NEW ULM — Jean Milbrett, age 87 of New Ulm passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at her home in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeffrey Bovee officiating. Burial will follow in New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.

The service will be livestreamed on the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Social distancing guidelines must be practiced, and all guests in attendance at the visitation and funeral will be required to wear a mask.

To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Jean is survived by her daughter, Karen (Jeremy) Blaschko of St. Peter; sons, Duane (Susan Bendt) Milbrett of Denver, CO, Randy (Beth) Milbrett of Mankato, Jamie Milbrett of New Ulm; 6 grandchildren, Rachel, Robyn, Rebecca, Rhonda, Reanna, Melanie; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Arlene Kitzberger; step father, Herman Mueller; sisters-in-law, Darlene Stueber and Virginia Milbrett; brothers-in-law, Emil Milbrett, Fred Milbrett, and Duane Kitzberger.

Jean Lillian Unverworn was born Oct. 27, 1932 to Albert and Emiline (Zick) Unverworn on a farm homesteaded by her great-grandparents in the 1800’s in Linden Township, Brown County. She enjoyed telling her grandchildren about growing up in the 30’s & 40’s without electricity or running water. Jean walked two miles across the fields to a one room country school, District 53, Brown County.

Jean was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm and graduated from New Ulm Public High School. On Oct. 22, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Milbrett at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in New Ulm.

Jean worked at Highland Manor and Oak Hills Living Center for 35 years. After retirement, she enjoyed working part-time in-home care and at MBW in New Ulm. Jean enjoyed working with flowers and craft work. She crocheted many afghans for her family and friends. She enjoyed baking, traveling, and most of all, being with her family. She will be dearly missed.