Jean Marilyn (Biedermann) Brown of Osceola, died March 14, 2021, at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. She was 82.

Jean was born Aug. 27, 1938, on the family farm in Star Prairie Township to John M. (Jack) Biedermann and Theresa (Dalluhn) Biedermann. She was baptized and confirmed in Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, East Farmington. She attended Squaw Lake country school and graduated from Osceola High School in 1956. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls in 1961. Jean taught junior high school for a short time but stayed home to raise her children. Late in life she attended vocational school for computer programming and worked for TIES, a computer consortium for Minnesota school systems. She retired May 31, 2001, after 20 years.

Jean married Harold G. Brown of Somerset on June 6, 1959, at Zion Lutheran Church, East Farmington. From this union they had four children. Jean and Harold moved to Osceola in 2005 and both became active with Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County. She volunteered there for almost 15 years, using her computer knowledge.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brother Willus (Buster) Biedermann; and sisters, Betty Mae Simonson, and Shirley Hanson. 

Jean is survived by her husband, Harold Brown; children, Elaine (Keith) Rusch, Carole Ann Plattner (fiancé Phil Graven), Traci Brown (Robert Munson), and James (Melinda) Brown; grandchildren, Andrew Rusch, Joel (Abby) Rusch, Rebecca Rusch, Benjamin (Kirsten) Rusch, Rachael Tandberg, Christine Mammenga, Travis Brown, Stephanie Brow, and Gilbert J. Brown; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held March 20 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Osceola. 

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