Janis Ann Brown
Thursday, August 16, 1928
Date of Death:
Monday, November 16, 2020
92 years old
Janis Ann Brown
Janis Ann Brown, 92, of Rochester, MN died Monday, November 16, 2020 at Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center.
Janis was born in La Crosse, WI to James and Regina (Moen) Ristow. She graduated from Galesville High School in 1946. On November 15, 1947, she married Charles E. Brown in Melrose, Wi. The couple lived in Barron, WI until moving to Rochester, MN in 1965. Janis worked in several administrative assistant positions retiring as a settlement clerk at International Transport. She loved spending time with her children, their spouses and her granddaughters. Janis loved to garden, tend to her flower,s and provide a loving retreat for her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Charles and Doris Brown of Rochester, William and Linda Brown of Rochester, Daniel and Barbara Brown of Marinette, WI; granddaughter, Cara Brown and Andrew Jones of Brooklyn, NY and granddaughter, Sarah Brown of Marinette, WI; and sister, Connie Clark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Brown; brother, Robert Risto; and sister, Janet Hardie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are suggested to the Mayo Clinic Stroke research program. Due to the COVID-19 situation no memorial service will be held at this time. A private family burial will occur at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester, MN later date.
The family of Janis Ann Brown has received the following condolences.
Dolly is certainly missed at Homestead. She and I had a special friendship and her sense of humor was always there. Please know of my sympathy to family and loving remembrance of dear Dolly. Eva Colligan
I enjoyed having coffee with Janis at International Tranport. We had some good laughs.101
We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Danita & Rick Last
Janis and I worked together in the Settlements Department at International Transport for many years. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker. She was a little bit older than the rest of us in the department, and she was always looking out for our welfare, so we took to calling her "M<a Brown." Our thoughts and prayers and condolences go out to her family.
Both Janis and Charlie were very friendly and fun to see when they came into Shopko pharmacy over the years. I am retired now for 4 years but still remember them will be missed- prayers for them and the family.
I are so sorry at hearing of the loss of your mother. I hope you have many wonderful memories of her. God bless her soul.