Jeane Anne (Bosinski) Walters

Thursday, February 18, 2021
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On Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, Jeane A. (Bosinski) Walters of Billings peacefully passed away at the age of 88. Following a number of health challenges, Jeane was residing in the loving and compassionate care of St. John’s United Nursing Home at the time of her passing.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at the Silha Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Francis Schreiber officiating. Rite of Committal will follow in Dawson County Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Jeane Anne Bosinski was born on Jan. 9, 1933 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. She was the fourth child born to William and Anna (Schultz) Bosinski and resided in Buffalo as a child and a young adult. On Feb. 14, 1953, she married the love of her life, James E. (Jim) Walters. Over the next six years, Jim and Jeane welcomed three children - Richard, Ronald and Sharon. In December of 1959, and in the heart of winter, with three young children in tow, they embarked on the adventure of their young lives, moving the family to Billings, Mont. Soon after they welcomed a fourth child, Jeffrey.

In 1963 they moved to Terry, where they made their home until 1976, when Jim was transferred to Beach, N.D. They resided in Beach until moving to Glendive in 2003. After Jim’s passing in 2004, Jeane remained in Glendive until 2017, when a series of medical issues demanded a final move to Billings.

Aside from being a loving wife and mother to her family, Jeane’s life is defined by decades of the compassionate and dedicated care of others. She spent many years as a counselor at Home On The Range in Sentinel Butte, N.D. and, following their move to Glendive, she became actively involved in various volunteer roles through the Glendive Medical Center, including her dedicated support of the hospice program. She became the full-time director of the Dawson County Food Bank, a role she filled until her move to Billings in 2017. While in this service, she quietly came to the aid of many less fortunate souls, and often secretly paid rent, utilities, groceries and other quiet support for many people, without hesitation or judgment.

As a devout Catholic, she touched the lives of hundreds of people through her decades of work in the Cursillo and Cum Christo programs. Her commitment to her faith was something that she lived, and that she shared with others daily.

Jeane is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Beatrice and Lorraine; her brother, Russell; her husband, Jim; her daughter, Sharon Hansen (Dwight); and her grandson, Andrew Walters (Ron & Irene).

She is survived by her three sons, Richard (Amy) Walters of Milwaukee, Wisc., Ronald (Irene) Walters of Billings, and Jeff (Jenine) Walters of Billings; her son-in-law, Dwight (Sharon) Hansen of Springtown, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to consider a donation to Home On The Range, the Glendive Medical Center Hospice Program, the Dawson County Food Bank, or the charity of your choice.

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