Jan L. Brown, 69, of Cooney, lost her long, hard fought battle with cancer early Monday morning. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the people who loved her most. She was born on September 5, 1945 in Wauseon, Ohio to James L. and Marvel L. (Miller) Strohl, Sr. Jan graduated from Montpelier High School in 1963.
Jan worked at Sauder’s Manufacturing in Archbold for 10 years, doing the drafting and cost estimating of projects. For most of her life she painted and decorated homes. While she lived in Montana she owned and operated “AAll about Blinds” and was also a UPS delivery driver for about 7 years.
She is survived by two sons, Nathan (Robin) Brown of West Unity and Douglas (Kristal) Brown of Montpelier; one daughter, Norene Brown of Big Timber, Montana; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Jim Strohl, Jr., of Cooney, Ohio, Lyle (Denise) Moore of Bloomfield, Iowa, and Michael (Carol) Moore of Stryker; four sisters, LuCinda Spieth of Richmond, Virginia, Sue (Dale) Foor of Cody, Wyoming, Dr. Karen (Peter) Clark of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and Terri (David) Waid of Ocala, Florida.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation for Jan will be on Friday December 26th from 4-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. Graveside services will be on Saturday at 11am at Malcom Cemetery (corner of SR 20 and SR 49) in Northwest Township with Pastor Richard Blank to officiate. Donations may be made to CHP- Hospice.