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Geneva B. “Jean” Wait, age 89, of Colfax, died on Monday, December 1, 2014 at American Lutheran Home in Menomonie after a long illness.

Jean was born on September 28, 1925 in the Town of Tainter to Clifford and Ruby (Owen) Harland.

On July 29, 1947, she married Earl Wait in Rockford, Illinois. Shortly after, they moved back to Colfax to start their family.

Jean is survived by her husband of 67 years, Earl; four daughters, two sons, and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister. She was preceded in death by two brothers; three sisters; and two infant great-granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014, at Sampson Funeral Home, 1017 Railroad Ave. in Colfax. Private burial will be at Norton Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

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