Jane Mary Brown, 88, of Rochester, died on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Cottagewood in Rochester.

Jane was born on June 27, 1931 in Bismarck, N.D., to William and Johanna (Hoeverman) Kiesel. She grew up in New Salem, N.D., and moved to Williams, Minn., where she graduated high school. Jane later moved to Baudette, Minn., where she worked at the diner until her marriage to Myrwyn Brown on Feb. 23, 1952. The couple was married for 67 years. They lived in various towns before moving to Rochester in 1957.

Jane did daycare in Rochester and collected bears and dolls.

Jane is survived by her five children, sons Steven (Edie) Brown of Rochester, Greg (Shirley) Brown of Rochester, Brian Brown of Rochester, and Brent (Kate) Brown of Mankato, Minn; a daughter, Deb (Dan) Dye of Eldora, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service for Jane will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Preston Veterans Cemetery.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Brown family. To leave a memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.