Duane Richard Brown

OBITUARY - Duane Richard Brown


Duane Richard Brown, age 68 of Brooklyn Park and formerly of Becker, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11 AM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be at Becker Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello. 

Duane was born in Monticello on October 1, 1945, to William P. and Vera (Hamacher) Brown. He grew up in the Becker area, but lived much of his life in the Twin Cities area, including the last 25 years in Brooklyn Park. He was employed at Spancrete Hanson in Maple Grove for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vera; brother Kenny Brown; and sister Loretta Moeller. Duane is survived by his daughter Jennifer (Jason) Smith of Big Lake; granddaughter Julia; siblings Donny (Barb) Brown, Jerry Brown, Roger (Karen) Brown, Carl Brown, Harry Brown, Pearl Brown, Karen Schmittinger, and Bobby Brown.



Andrew Paul Pittman

FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

Dazzling Dave the Yo-Yo Man

Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.