Jean Clair Bergeron, 96, died peacefully on February 7, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in Hibbing, Minnesota on November 12, 1923. She graduated from Hibbing High School and entered the St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota where she received her B.A. degree from the College of St. Scholastica and taught in elementary schools in Duluth and Chicago. From 1955-1969 she was on the administrative staff of the College of St. Scholastica having served as Secretary to the President Alumni Director, and from 1963-1968 Registrar and Director of Admissions. She left the Monastery in 1969 and, received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She then taught Special Education and was a counselor for the Chicago Board of Education from 1969-1991 when she retired but continued to do substitute teaching. In 1997 she began work for Ada S. McKinley Therapeutic/Educational Services in Chicago where she was a teacher/therapist for severely/profoundly handicapped students. Jean was preceded in death by her parents (Bertram and Nora Bergeron), and brothers William and John. Jean is survived by her sister, Ethel Mae Costello (Bergeron) of Virginia, Minnesota and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service held at 12:00PM on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing, MN.
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