Margaret Jeane Stahmann of Gainesville, Fla., died May 26, 2018, at the age of 91. Jeane was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, on Feb. 26, 1927, where she grew up on a farm as Jeanie Hatt, daughter of Lawrence B. and Bessie (Burgin) Hatt.
She married James Stahmann on Dec. 22, 1946, and the couple moved to Lauderdale so James could pursue a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota. Jeane and Jim raised their family there — Robert, Nancy, Cheryl Stahmann Breon and Jane Stahmann Thomas.
Jim’s employment and educational needs prompted a move to Gainesville, Fla.
Jeane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Betty Schutte. She is survived by her children; brother, Gordon Hatt (Judi); son-in-law, Ben Breon; daughter-in-law, Mary Stahmann; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
A funeral service and burial were held in Gainesville in early June.