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Janice A. Brown

September 12, 1939 — July 17, 2023

Janice A. Brown

Janice A. Brown, of Grand Forks formerly of Devils Lake ND passed away on Monday, July 17, 2023, at her daughter’s home in the loving care of family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was 83 years of age.

Janice Arlene was born on September 12, 1939, in Devils Lake ND to Curtis and Hazel (Hagen) Bremseth. She was raised in Devils Lake, except for one year when the family lived in Bottineau ND. Janice graduated from Devils Lake Central High School in May 1957.

Jan married Alex Dettling in November 1957 and they had 3 children-Mike, Rod, and Darcy. They were later divorced. Jan continued living in Devils Lake, working for J.C. Penney’s, and raising her children.

Jan married Bill Brown on June 16, 1976, and gained 5 step-children-Billy, Sandy, Shelley, Lisa, and Lynne.

Jan had a childcare center in her home for a number of years and later worked for Memorial Child Care in Devils Lake, retiring in July 1999.

Jan was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Devils Lake and later a member of Sharon Lutheran Church I Grand Forks after Bill’s death and her move to Grand Forks.

She enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, work find, crochet, knitting, country music and hymns. Also, early morning coffee out with friends, chocolate, and a cup of hot tea before bed.

Jan is survived by her two sons Mike (Kay) Dettling and Rod Dettling all of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and her daughter Darcy (Dennis) Klein of Grand Forks; four precious grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are four stepchildren Sandy (John) Eichhorn, Wahpeton ND, Shelley (Ron) Schneider, Lisa (Scott) Sigette all of Devils Lake and Lynne (Jeff) DeStefano of Tucson, Arizona; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill on February 7, 2012, her parents, her sister Marlys (Barry) Ingerson and stepson Billy.

Funeral Services for Janice will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake with Reverend Lori Pankratz officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday until the time of service. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery.

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

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