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.



BIG LAKE COBORN’S STAFF have been raising funds for the Big Lake Fire Dept. through brat sales and the sale of buttons. Last week Coborns’s staff posed for a picture by the grill. Front row are Vicki Sabre and Kitty Underwood. Back row is Ashley Pelkey, Amy Fiester, Manager Mitch Utecht, Melissa Schafer, Michelle Galvin, Matt Schacht, Curt Allgood and John Howard. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

MEMBERS OF THE Big Lake American Legion flag corps, at attention during Monday’s Memorial Day services. From left, Dennis Gail, Don McVeigh, Don Deuel and Gary Poslusny. (Photos by Gary W. Meyer)

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