Jean Ann Gullikson

Jean Ann Gullikson, age 86, of Yankton, SD, died Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Avera Sr. James Care Center in Yankton.

A Catholic memorial service and internment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.

Jean Ann Roberta (Duhaime) Gullikson was born in Woonsocket, SD, March 31,1934, at the home of her maternal grandparents, Anna and Louis Ritter.  At 6 weeks of age, she and her mother, Eleanora, traveled by train to Elk Point, SD where they were joyfully welcomed by her father, Roy Duhaime, her grandparents Elsie and Freeman Duhaime, and great grandparents, Marie and Alexander Duhaime.

Jean Ann and her 4 younger siblings were raised on the family farm in Elk Point. After completing 8 years of education at Pleasant View Country School #14, she attended Elk Point High School and graduated in 1952. Jean Ann continued her education at Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton, SD and graduated in 1955 with a degree as a registered nurse; she enjoyed her career as an R. N. for many years.

On May 7, 1956 Jean Ann married Robert C. Gullikson in Elk Point, SD, and soon moved to Omaha, NE where they began their life together.  After one year, they moved to Yankton, SD with infant son Michael and soon welcomed two more sons, James and Tom.

Jean Ann loved reading, tending her flowers, and spending time with family and friends.  Both Jean and Bob were devout members of Sacred Heart Church in Yankton, SD for over 60 years, and were very close to the Benedictine community of Sacred Heart Monastery.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Mike (Darla) Gullikson of Yankton, SD; Jim (Donna) Gullikson of Hawarden, IA and Tom (Yoko) Gullikson of Tokyo, Japan; grandchildren: Devin, Mitchell, and Paige Gullikson of Yankton, Tegan (Brian) Harris of Smyrna, GA, and Noah (Kelsey) Gullikson of Locust Grove, GA; great grandson, Oliver Harris of Smyrna GA; 3 siblings: Barbara Chisholm of Rapid City SD; Jerry (Sandra) Duhaime of Dakota Dunes, SD and Connie (Mert) Tice of Rapid City, SD.

Jean Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gullikson; parents, Roy and Eleanora Duhaime; sister, Shirlee Rhead, and brothers-in-law, Dennis Rhead and Allen Chisholm.

Memorials may be directed to the Robert C. and Jean Ann Gullikson Memorial Scholarship at Mount Marty Scholarship, 1207 West 16th Street, Yankton, SD 57078.

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4 response to "Jean Ann Gullikson"

  1. By: Larry and Susan Krisl Posted: April 27, 2020

    We are so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. We are so lucky to have the chance to have had a great visit with your Mom in February. She had such a wonderful recollection of the years that your family and ours have been blessed to share. Lots of great memories and stories that we recalled. This has been a very difficult year for your family and I’m sure that both of your folks are visiting and laughing with our folks in heaven! Thank you for all of the decades of friendship and all of the continued decades to come even if we see each other only once a year. God bless each of you in your time of grief. and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Larry and Susan Krisl

  2. By: Kevin Kennedy Posted: April 29, 2020

    Condolences to the family of Jean. May they find peace in her memory.

  3. By: Bonnie Pinkelman Posted: May 2, 2020

    Mike & family,
    I so enjoyed my contact with both of your parents. You were a lucky kid to have them!
    Caring thoughts and prayers are with you now.

  4. By: Dick & Ann Rysavy Posted: May 5, 2020

    Sending our sympathy to Jean Ann’s Family. Your parents were family friends and Dick worked with Bob at MM College for about 3 years. Wonderful people and we’re sure you will miss them. God sure took them in a close time frame so they are together again watching over all of you. We are blessed to have known them. Prayers are with you..

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