Nov. 8, 1929 — Jan. 20, 2017
Jean Marie (Bliven) Sabin was born on Nov. 8, 1929, daughter of Erwin and Pearl (Fevold) Bliven. Growing up she lived in South Sioux City, Neb., Pioneer and Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1948.
While attending the Humboldt County Fair, she met the love of her life, Ronald Sabin. They were married June 25, 1948 in Omaha, Neb. The lived on a farm South of Algona all their married life. Ron died on June 27, 1995. Jean moved into Algona a few years after Ron’s death. In March 2015 she became a resident of Good Samaritan in Algona.
Jean was a member of First Lutheran where she was active in Sarah Circle, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and helped with the quilting group. She also helped sew quilts with her “Sweat Shop Ladies.” She loved to have coffee with her many friends. Jean loved to read, especially Amish novels. She painted ceramic and did plastic canvas. All her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids received her creations for Christmas and Birthday gifts. Her kids and grandkids were her pride and joy.
Jean was a homemaker and helped out on the farm. Later in life she drove the bus and was a teacher for Head Start. She always loved working with kids. The kids all loved Mrs. Sabin.
Her love for Christ was evident in all she said and did. Reading her Bible daily was a top priority. On Friday, Jan., 20, 2017 she was reunited with her love, Ron and they are dancing on the golden streets of Heaven. Jesus welcomed her home with open arms.
She is survived by her children, Marcia (Donald) Beisch of Algona, Deborah (Henry) Mayland of Orange City, Rhonda (Craig) Leffew of Greenville, S.C., Rebecca Schulz of Council Bluffs, Kevin (Sheri) Sabin of Sheridan, Wyo., Harry Sabin of Crystal Lake, Scott Sabin of Belwood, Neb. and Kurt Sabin of Des Moines; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Lois Bach of Springfield, Mo., Larry (Carolyn) Bliven of Rudolph, Wis., Leone (Chuck) Reisetter of Marshtown and Sandy (Jean) Jackan of Scholfield, Wis. and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Ronald and son, Terry in 2001.
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