Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Aug. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Fr. Nicholas Landsberger officiating.
Robert Theodore Brown was born June 4, 1918, in State Center, Iowa, the son of Harry and Grace (Inglis) Brown. He graduated from State Center High School in 1935. Following his schooling, he worked for awhile on a farm, as a waiter and for the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1942, he attended one year of college at the University of Minnesota for the Signal Corp. in electronics. He was united in marriage to Virginia C. Benson Oct. 16, 1943, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ogallala, Neb. From 1944 to 1951, he worked as a car salesman. Robert then began his electronics career with Goodall Electric Manufacturing Company in Ogallala, where he worked until 1955. He then moved to La Cañada, Calif., and worked for San Fernando Electric Manufacturing Company until 1965 and then moved to Tucson, Ariz., and worked for West Cap Arizona until his retirement in 1980. Robert enjoyed golfing until age 91, reading, watching sports, fishing, duck and deer hunting and volunteering. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls where he served as a eucharistic minister and volunteered, Knights of Columbus #1804, Healing Light Prayer Group, Crosier Apostolate, Little Falls Senior Golf League and was a past member of the Elks (BPOE) and Moose Lodge. He also volunteered from 1984 to 2009 at St. Otto’s Care Center, St. Francis Convent and the Clothes Review in Little Falls.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Virginia of Little Falls; children, Robert E. Brown of Ely, Nev., James D. Brown of Tucson, Ariz. and Mary E. (Ron) McKinnon of Paradise, Calif.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Harry E. and Grace L. (Inglis) Brown; grandson, Joshua R. Hackitt-Brown; granddaughter, Catherine R. Brown; and siblings, Carl Brown, Eugene Brown, Frances Billman and Doris Banks.