Jane Robertson 1926-2023


Jane (née Egan) Robertson, age 96, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Jan. 21, 2023, at Comforts of Home in River Falls. Jane was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 16, 1926, to James and Marguerite (née Keck) Egan. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Paul. On Jan. 18, 1947, Jane married Orv Robertson and they were blessed with four children, Bonnie, Mark, Nancy and David.

Jane loved music and was a skilled pianist, a masterful gardener who loved flowers, and a hostess extraordinaire. During the many moves that she made during her marriage, she created welcoming homes filled with love, fabulous food and many memorable family celebrations. She was a beautiful and wise woman who taught us to love life, and to be cheerful and kind to everyone.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, James and Marguerite, her husband of 72 years, Orv, and her daughter, Nancy Hanson. She is survived by daughter, Bonnie (Tom) Carroll, and sons, Mark (Cheryl) Robertson, and David Robertson, and by son-in-law, Wayne (Jody) Hanson. She is also survived by her grandchildren, James, Amy, Jenny, Jake, Kelly and Katie, and by eight great grandchildren.

A family celebration of life is planned for spring with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff at both Comforts of Home and Moments Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.