ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Jean C. Parson, of North Branch, formerly of Braham, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Ecumen of North Branch. He was 87 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating.
VISITATION will be held 1 1/2 hours prior to the service at the church, beginning at 9:30 am.
INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
Jean Claire Parson, of North Branch, formerly of Braham, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Ecumen of North Branch. He was 87 years old.
Jean was born on January 20, 1932 in Grass Lake Township, Kanabec County, Minnesota. His parents, Karl and Laura (Benson) Parson and five siblings welcomed him home into this world and later two more siblings would complete the family of eight. Jean attended Grass Lake Country School with his most precious teacher and lifelong friends, Myrtle Telstad. He left school after eighth grade to help with the farm work.
One day while Jean was visiting his sister Ardis at the Mora Clinic, she introduced him to a co-worker Lois, who turned out to be his wife and lifelong partner. They were blessed with three children, Sheryl, Mike, and Kyja and later three grandchildren, Taylor and Marisa (Sheryl’s), and Kaden (Kyja’s).
Jean spent his life helping others and sharing his talents with many around him. He loved his coffee; whether it was in town at the Sportsman Café or at a neighbor’s house after snowplowing.
Jean entered Ecumen of North Branch in January of 2008. He spent a great deal of time creating models of buildings, furniture, birds, and various other creations out of cardboard, wire, lots of glue, and paint. In May of 2018, Jean entered hospice care. He struggled with his condition until he passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 7, 2019.
Jean is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Muriel (Zenes) Bicking, Emery (Caroline) Parson, Sylvia (Lyman) Rodenborg, Ardis (Lloyd) Wilkening, and Merwyn Parson; mother and father-in-law Gerald and Alice Bailey; niece Dianne Parson; and sister-in-law Ruth Ann Anderson.
He is survived by his wife Lois; children, Sheryl Parson (Collin Donner), Mike Parson (Kelly Brady), and Kyja (John) Noraas; grandchildren, Taylor Anderson, Marisa Anderson, and Kaden Lucas; brothers, Wayne (Caryll) and Don (Judy); sister-in-law Marjorie Parson; brothers-in-law, Richard (Joyce) Bailey and David Anderson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.