Joan Gertrude Brown

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, February 16, 1933
Date of Death:
Monday, September 27, 2021
Age:
88 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday October 05, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Resurrection Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Tuesday October 05, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Resurrection Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, February 16, 1933
Date of Death:
Monday, September 27, 2021
Age:
88 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, February 16, 1933
Date of Death:
Monday, September 27, 2021
Age:
88 years old

Joan Gertrude Brown

Joan Gertrude (Grabko) Brown, 88, of Rochester, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 27, 2021 at St. Marys Hospital.

She was born on February 16, 1933, to John and Gertrude (Adams) Grabko. She graduated from Lourdes High School in 1951, where she participated in Glee Club, choir, was a band majorette, and was also honored to be a homecoming attendant.

On August 6, 1955, she married Kenneth Charles Brown at St. John’s Catholic Church in Rochester, MN. They were married for 65 years.

Joan had a terrific sense of humor and always had a joke or two to tell when you visited her or spoke with her on the phone.

Her biggest source of happiness was her family, whom she loved spending time with and who all loved her dearly.

Joan is survived by her children, Jackie (Mike) Smutka, Charles (Patti) Brown, Jill (Ron) Carlson, and Jean (Dennis) Boysen; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Jean (John) Liegl and sister, Kathleen (Robert) Lushanko; and many nieces and nephews. She was anxiously awaiting the birth of her first great-great-grandchild in November.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; sons, Brandon and Paul; brothers; Richard and Robert; and grandson, Cody.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Church of The Resurrection with Rev. Shawn Haremza officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester, MN.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

Condolences

The family of Joan Gertrude Brown has received the following condolences.

To the Brown Family, we are sorry for your loss. We were honored to know Joan and Ken. We have many happy memories of them through our get togethers with them and others at the Dodge Center Airport. We remember Joan as friendly, upbeat and funny. What fun times those were. She will be missed by us. In loving memory of Joan and Ken, Al and Arlene Hanson

Jackie and family--


Condolences and prayers for the loss of your mother, Joan.  


Keeping you all  in thoughts and prayers through this difficult time of grief. 


May your fond memories of her bring you comfort.


love - Cathie

Aunt Joan was a such a sweet lady! she will for sure be dearly missed! When I think of her, I remember her owl collection, we always got Mr Pizza when we stopped and Spanish rice at family get togethers! She was always busy worrying and taking care of everybody else! So many fond memories and will miss her always!     Donna 

Aunt Joan was a warm, welcoming person. Loved sitting around her kitchen table sharing a laugh. She just made you feel good. Wish I could give her one last hug.


Grateful for all the kindness she sent out into the world. Her love lives on.