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Jolene Medeiros obituary

Jolene Renae (Stein) Medeiros, age 38, of Nelson, Wisc., who’s life was tragically cut short, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Nelson, Wisc. Jolene was born Oct. 6, 1982 in Lake City, Minn. She will be remembered for always having a smile on her face and greeting you with kindness throughout her years of working at Handy-Mart. Jolene loved essential oils, and she recently had begun gardening and was learning to can the produce she grew.  She loved animals of any kind, especially her own dogs and cats.
Jolene is survived by her mother Denise Braatz (Russell) of Lake City, Minn.; Father Randy Stein (Alice) of Lake City, Minn. Daughters Briana and Brooklynn Smolek and their dad Brian Smolek of Nelson, Wisc.; step-daughter Samantha Medeiros; brother Jason Stein (Tara Gullickson) of Mazeppa, Minn.; nephews Weston and Triston Stein; grandmothers Norma Bulver of Wabasha, Minn., and Charlotte VanZanten of Pepin, Wisc.; step-grandmother Barb Lichtblau of Mazeppa, Minn.; aunts Susan (Joe) Wedrickas of Red Wing, Minn., and Shari (Cliff) Vars of Austin, Texas; step-sisters Jody Nye of Colorado and Melissa (Karl) Schumacher of Waterville, Minn.; step-brother Shane Braatz of Plainview, Minn.; cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers Dennis Lichtblau and Arden Stein.
A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, Feb.1, 2021 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel. Please practice CDC guidelines as it pertains to Covid-19. A private family memorial service will be at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Jolene’s name be made to family wishes.

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