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Joyce Marie Brown

January 18, 1948 — June 3, 2021

JOYCE MARIE BROWN, age 73, of Waseca, died at her home on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Born on January 18, 1948, in Easton, Minnesota to Raymond and Roselyn (Mosser) Meyer. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School, graduating with the class of 1966. Joyce continued her education at St. Teresa in Winona. On April 17, 1971, Joyce was united in marriage to Robert Daniel Brown at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton. Together they made their home in Waseca where they had spent their entire married lives together while raising their two children. Joyce’s main career throughout her life was as a painter, which she was known for throughout Waseca and the surrounding area. She enjoyed gardening, camping, playing cards and spending time with family. Joyce was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Robert of Waseca; sons, Tom (Nikki) Brown of Rochester and Jim (Jen) Brown of Kasson; four grandchildren: Derek and Andrew Brown of Rochester and Dylan and Carson Brown of Kasson; one brother, Dan Meyer (special friend, Marsha) of Woodbury; one sister, Jodi (Joe) Schultz of Easton; sister-in law and brother-in-law, Mary Kay (Dennis) Kopischke of Waseca; sisters-in-law, Peggy Meyer of Waseca, Sarah Meyer of Gibbon, Leona Meyer of Northfield; life-long friend, Marylu Miller; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister-Judy Meyer, and two brothers-Gary and Randy Meyer.

Visitation will be held at the Third Street Chapel of Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 3-6 PM followed by a 6:30 PM parish prayer service. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waseca.

In Bob’s words..
One day, while our Lord was surveying his kingdom, he noticed a little patch of ground that could use a little “sprucing up”. On January 18th, 1948, he called one of his angels and gave her the task of going to Earth and just doing the best she could. After much hauling in dirt and tilling it up she produced the prettiest garden which was the envy of many in Waseca. During this journey she produced two incredible sons (Tom and Jim), who in turn married two of the nicest daughters-in-laws’ (Nikki and Jen) you could find. They gave us four grandsons (Derek, Dylan, Carson, and Andrew). On June 3rd, 2021, having completed her assigned task, Our Lord, pleased with her work, called her back home to be with him.

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