Lydia Evelyn Jeske age 99, of Springfield, MN died on April 15, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 19, 2021, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield, MN.

Service will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church on Monday at 11:00 am.

The clergy will be Pastor Tricia Mattson. Interment will be at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Lydia Evelyn Jeske was born July 31, 1921 to Albert and Hedwig “Hattie” (Winkelmann) Schwartz on the family farm in Northstar Township, Brown County, MN. She attended School District 78 and graduated from Springfield High School. After graduating she was a bookkeeper at the Farmer’s Creamery and Schward-Kemp Drug in Springfield. On February 17, 1947, Lydia was united in marriage to Frank Jeske at her parent’s home. The couple raised two sons – Ronald and Douglas. Lydia enjoyed handwork – especially cross stitch making many quilts, blankets and pictures, playing cards and she bowled for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was active in the Church Council and the Mary Magdalene Circle, she also was active at St. John Lutheran Home serving on the Auxiliary Board, Board of Directors and the Foundation Board, she also volunteered many hours at the nursing home. In 2015 Lydia moved to The Maples and in 2019 she became a resident at St. John Lutheran Home.

She is survived by her son Doug Jeske of Springfield; daughter-in-law Nancy Jeske of Melrose; 5 grandchildren – Alyssa, Amber, John, Adrea, and Robert; and 8 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank in 1982; and son Ron in 2014.