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Jerone 'Rose' Lane


Jerone "Rose" Lane, longtime Glasgow resident, passed away of natural causes on Friday, July 8, 2016, at TenderNest Assisted Living in Billings.

Born in Griswold, N.D., on March 17, 1924, to Wilhelm and Hulda Busche, Rose was the 12th child of 14. In 1938, the family moved to Valley City, N.D., where she graduated in 1941. After graduation, she moved to California, where she was employed at the Defense Plant as "Rosie, the Riveter." She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the Naval Department as a receptionist.

When she returned home in September 1943, Company C, which was stationed in Valley City, organized an event to choose a wheat queen. From 14 contestants, Rose was selected.

On April 4, 1945, she married her sweetheart, Arlen W. "Doc" Lane, in Glasgow. They had three girls, Linda, Robin and Kelly; and one son, Jeff.

She worked in the Buttrey's Clothing and Furniture store, Grill Cafe, Sam's Supper Club, and CG's Oasis. In 1970, she starting caring for the elderly and worked in that capacity until she moved to Billings in August of 1999. She was a caretaker extraordinaire - she loved and encouraged all who were under her wing by doing extra little things that made them feel special.

Family was the center of her life. She continually made cookies, pies and superb evening meals. It was not unusual to find a game of whist or rummy on the table. Her yard and flowers were magnificent. She welcomed whoever needed a caring ear or a cup of coffee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Doc; her parents; five sisters, Stella Froemke, Irene Madson, Mildred Huebner, Violet Pearson and Marvis Broderick; seven brothers, Melvin, Billy, Art, Leonard, Reinhardt, Walter and Earl.

Survivors include one sister, Lucille Jackline, of Sacramento, Calif .; three daughters, Linda Pischel and her husband, Marvin, of Glasgow, Robin Johannsen and her husband, Jay Dean, of Sunburst, Kelly Gray and her husband, George, of Billings; and son Jeff, and his wife, Mary, of Maryland; eight grandchildren, Shane Pischel, Katie and Brian Lane, Jace and Zach Johannsen, and Shondel, Brittany and Sahmahrah Lane; and two great-grandchildren, Cecilia and Henri.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and administration of TenderNest as well as the loving care provided by Rocky Mountain Hospice.

A celebration of life will be held in November or December. Cards may be sent to Robin Johannsen at 69 Johannsen Road, Shelby, MT 59474 or messages sent to Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary.

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