Jane Helen Gronvold, 95, of Rochester, MN, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.
Jane was born July 2, 1927 in rural Byron to Anders and Nellie Haugen. She attended Byron Public Schools graduating in 1947. Jane married Clifton Gronvold on December 27, 1947.
Jane was a homemaker, and when her youngest child started school she drove school bus, the first woman driver for Byron Public Schools. When her husband passed away she then worked in the Byron High School office. She was a 60 year member of the Byron American Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the Byron Alumni Association. She loved crafting projects, reading, and traveling, especially her trip to Norway. She enjoyed time with family and friends and watching her hummingbirds.
Jane is survived by daughters Bev Gronvold, Debra (Thomas) Badger, and Pam Shulze, all of Rochester; 8 grandchildren; Tammy (Bill) Broadwater, Melissa Cascino, Jason (Kim) Badger, Jeremy (Theresa) Shulze, Matthew Badger, Kristi McGowan, Michael (Emily) Badger, and Adam (Sara) Badger; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clifton, son Roger, brothers Chuck and Willard and sister Margaret Moen.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Elder Network or Seasons Hospice.
Ranfranz and Vine is honored to be serving the Gronvold family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.
Rochester, MN 55906
Rochester, MN 55906
Dear bev, so sorry for the loss of your mom. We remember both your mom and dad as our bus drivers. All the o'briens rememer the big candy bars we would receive as a special treat! We are with our dad on the farm helping him to go peacefully at home. Praying with you. Kathy and bonnie o'brien
Pam and Family,
Thinking of you at the passing into Eternal Life of your Mother. It was so nice to have our most recent conversation and how you shared the current status of her. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and may you find Comfort and Peace with your Faith, Memories and Love of Family and Friends. Gaylene Ryan
Bev, so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.
John and Carol Engel
Missing you, Roger,and Dad every day.
A wonderful aunt!