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Joann Brown

Obituary of Joann A. Brown

Joann Brown was born on September 6, 1924 in Sanborn, MN to Hugo and Elsie (Kosel) Yackel. She attended Sanborn High School, graduating in 1942. Joann married Ivan Brown on March 7, 1943 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn. They farmed until 1977. She cooked at the Roost from 1979-1987 and also cooked at Sanborn Cafe and the golf course in Sanborn. She worked at the Lamberton Nursing Home for 3 years and Coleman Powermate in Springfield for 6 years cleaning with Ivan. Joann enjoyed cooking, canning, baking cookies and pies, playing cards, gardening and flowers, old time music and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Phyllis Wersal of Nevada City, CA, Sydney (Millie) Brown of Sanborn, Julie (Brian) Cook of Sleepy Eye, grandchildren, Greg Wersal, Nina Sanford, Tina Kastner, Matt Brown, Sara Connelly, Caleb Brown, Becky Peterson, B.J. Cook, Drew Cook, 18 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan in 2001, son-in-law, Lenny Wersal and siblings, Marian Essig Gene Yackel, Donald Yackel, Leslie Yackel and Marvelle Ritchey. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials be made to Sleepy Eye Care Center, Country Side Apartments, St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, Zion Lutheran Church, Sanborn or New Ulm Hospice.
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Wednesday
17
June

Visitation 1

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Zion Lutheran Church, Sanborn, MN
101 S. Street
Sanborn, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
17
June

Service Information

11:00 am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Zion Lutheran Church, Sanborn, MN
101 S. Street
Sanborn, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Zion Lutheran Cemetery - Sanborn
Hwy. 71 South
Sanborn, Minnesota, United States