Life Story

Jean Anne Egeland


On Sunday, July 3, 2022, Jean Anne Egeland, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away at the age of 70. Jean was born in November of 1951 in Harvey, ND to Rudy Dockter and Alyce Subart Dockter. She attended school in Starkweather, ND through the 10th grade and completed her high school education at Muncie Central High School. She returned home to Starkweather after graduation and attended LPN training in Devils Lake, ND, graduating in 1972.

Jean married Marlin Egeland in March of 1972 and made their home in Edmore, ND for the next 50 years, recently moving to Rio Rico, AZ. Jean has a daughter Valerie Wetsch Seivert, her husband Bill, and children Jordan and Thomas. Her eldest son, Marty Egeland, his wife Tammy and their children Erryn Egeland Knapp and her husband Chad, and Mason Egeland. Her youngest daughter, Melissa “Missy” Egeland and youngest son, Michael Egeland (deceased).

Jean loved her friends and family deeply and fully and thought of her nieces and nephews like they were her own. She was full of character and life. She loved getting dressed up, having fun with her friends and family, telling stories and a good shopping spree.

Jean is survived by her siblings Laurette Dockter Olson and husband Richard, Donald Dockter and wife Ruth, Susan Dockter Whetter and husband, Ron and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Jean is preceded in death by her grandparents Dominick & Lillian Subart, Christian and Katherine Dockter, parents Alyce and Rudy Dockter, sister, Janet Dockter Bird and her sweet baby Michael Erryn Egeland.

Jean had some other very special people in her life she wanted to acknowledge. Gail and Rodney Melland, Ellen and Gary Weisenflu, Randy and Kristi Helle, and Dale Anderson.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Posted online on July 11, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal