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1948 Jane 2022

Jane Fargo

November 10, 1948 — August 14, 2022


Jane Fargo, 73, of Brainerd, MN, passed away on August 14, 2022, surrounded by her children. Visitation with friends and family will take place on Saturday, October 15th from 11am – 2pm at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN.

Jane was born on November 10, 1948, in Crosby, ND to John and Stella (Struxness) Selle. She was head of the microbiology department at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center and worked there for thirty-six years prior to her retirement in 2016.

Jane enjoyed reading, crafting, gardening and refinishing furniture. She also enjoyed baking and cooking both for and with others, especially her family. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, playing games like Norwegian Canasta, doing trivia and sharing in lots of laughter. She gave the best hugs, and everyone knew her by her distinct and infectious laugh. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Jane is survived by her children, Jon (Christina) Fargo, Matt (Nikki) Fargo, Tony (Ashley) Fargo; grandchildren, Addison, Mason, Sofia, Julia; one brother Stan (Connie) Selle; former spouse Rick Fargo; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to True Friends, c/o the Scott Veldman scholarship fund at 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302 ( or your preferred charity in her memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jane Fargo, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, October 15, 2022

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Brenny Family Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services - Baxter-Brainerd

7348 Excelsior Rd., Baxter, MN 56425

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