Jane passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021 in Red Cedar Canyon, Hudson, WI, from dementia. Jane was born September 20, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio to Herbert G. and Margaret L. Stannert and raised in the Cleveland area, a graduate of Berea High School. She attended Bowling Green State University (Ohio) with a major in biology, where she met her 58-year-old husband Robert (Bob) Jeffrey. The adventure of a lifetime began in LeSueur, MN, where Bob worked for the Jolly Green Giant. They ended up on a small farm south of LeSueur in Ottawa, MN, where they had a number of horses, one of Jane’s main loves in life. Sons Paul and David were born in Ottawa, along with half of the county’s mosquitoes! In addition to a deep love for all creatures, Jane also enjoyed gardening and feeding birds. Jane showed her courage in the winter of 1967 when Bob had to undergo basic training and AIT Army for six months, leaving Jane at home with a one month old baby (Paul), 8 horses that we had boarded to try out to earn money to pay the bills, and no neighbor for almost a mile! The temperatures got well below freezing and she used our old tractor and old loader to move the snow. She was able to get a good neighbor to look after Paul while she worked nights at the bank, to help her make ends meet. A strong and determined woman! On a larger farm in Belle Plaine, MN where Jane was a mother, farmer, rural mailman, renovator, gardener and wife, along with many other activities and adventures. The couple then made several other moves to St. Charles, IL, Dousman, WI, ending up in rural River Falls with, wait… more horses, cats and birds! Jane loved the peaceful calm of country life. She loved to share her country universe with her grandsons Ian and Isaac and her granddaughter Kelsey. She grew lots of pumpkins to share and had wonderful pumpkin parties for the grandchildren and their friends. Jane is survived by her husband, Bob, her sons Paul (Sheree) of Belle Plaine, MN, David (Darcy) of Lake Elmo, MN, brothers Herb and Jim and their grandchildren. An event to celebrate Jane’s meaningful life will take place at the family home on Sunday August 8, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The address is W11167 County Road MM, River Falls, WI. Three miles east of the Clifton Highlands Golf Course on MM in Pierce County. Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
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