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Joan S. Brown

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Joan S. Brown Obituary
Joan S. Brown

Joan S. Brown, 83, of lifelong resident of Sioux Falls, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 unexpectedly following a sudden health event at Sanford/USD Medical Center.

Visitation with the body present will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday, October 8, at Miller Funeral Home-Downtown, 507 S. Main Ave. with cremation to follow.

Memorial Service will be 10:30 Monday, October 9, at First United Methodist Church, 401 S. Spring Ave. with a reception to follow and family interment of the urn at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church.

Joan Sue Gustafson, daughter of David and Lenora (Rames) Gustafson, was born February 23, 1934 in Sioux Falls, SD. She attended Mark Twain and Washington High School graduating in 1952.

She attended Nettleton School of Business for Secretarial Training for the next two years.

Joan was united in marriage with Keith Brown on December 21, 1952 in Sioux Falls, SD. She worked some part-time jobs until they were blessed with four children, Terri, Kristi, Karin, and Greg.

She loved being a wife, mother and a homemaker. She was involved in all her children's activities. Joan enjoyed helping her children with homework. Family gatherings were always so important to her. Sunday night dinners at Grandma and Grandpa Gustafson's are warm memories. She loved people and joined the Welcome Wagon to greet new people as they moved to Sioux Falls. Joan was the most gracious hostess, and loved to entertain family and friends for cards and games. She especially enjoyed entertaining for Christmas which is the time of the year for family.

Joan was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Bible Study, and PEO. She loved people and dedicated her life to her family, friends, and her church.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 65 years, Keith Brown, Sioux Falls, SD; four children, Terri (Thomas) Bills, Sioux Falls, SD, Kristi (Terry) Larson, Rapid City, SD, Karin Scott and her fiancé, Barry Weber, Sioux Falls, SD, Greg (Kim) Brown, Rapid City, SD; 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Gustafson and his special friend, Bev Kaiser, Rapid City, SD; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Brett Larson; a great grandson, Caleb Bruggeman; parents-in-law, Earl and Mabel Brown; and a sister-in-law, Jacque Gustafson.
Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 6, 2017
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