Anna Jane Jerve, 95, died Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Appleton Area Health.
Public visitation and viewing will be held Friday, July 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo. Following the guidelines put forth by the state, only 30 people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time. If you are not comfortable coming inside to pay respects, please drive up to the front door, where family can greet you. Masks are encouraged as well as social distancing guidelines to be followed.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m., at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan. Rev. Kristine Isder will officiate and interment will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo.
Anna Jane (Bratsch) Jerve was born Feb. 26, 1925, to parents Albert and Amanda (Siebal) Bratsch. Jane grew up in the New Ulm and Lafayette areas before moving with her family to Benson. Jane graduated from Benson High School in 1943, and then moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a census taker and a secretary until she needed to come back home to care for her mother. Jane met her husband, Conrad, at a dance and they were united in marriage Nov. 30, 1957. They spent their married life farming in Chippewa County until they retired in 1974. Jane continued to live on the farm until 2015, when after a brief illness she moved in to Appleridge Apartments in Appleton. In March of 2019, Jane moved in with her son and daughter-in-law where she was able to enjoy her love of animals and visits from the little neighbor kids.
Jane is survived by her son, Charles (and Theresa) Jerve; daughter, Jolie (and John) Polacek; grandchildren, Braydon, Kendrick and Kayleigh Jerve, Kendal and Kelsie Polacek; step-grandchildren, Thomas and Josh Guse; great-grandchildren, Madison and Colton Jerve; sister-in-law, Oma Fairchild; her special little neighbor friends, Teagan, Harley and Nova; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Conrad; brother, Benjamin; sister, Marie; and many other relatives too numerous to mention.
Arrangements by Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo. Please visit www.andersontebeest.com to sign the online guest book.