William “Bill” Brown, Sr, 72, of Brainerd, MN passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his home. Services for Bill will be 1:00PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN with visitation for family and friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pequot Lakes, MN.
Bill was born January 27, 1947 in Pequot Lakes, MN to James and Marie (Hanson) Brown. He graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis in the mid 1960’s, and then settled in Scranton, SD. Bill served in the US Army from 1966-1968. After his discharge, Bill worked for Arvig Communications as a lineman. He moved to Anoka where he was an over the road truckdriver working for Lenertz and Koch Trucking. Bill moved to Staples and then to Brainerd to be with his son.
Bill is survived by his sons, Bill of Brainerd, MN, Jeremy of Sleepy Eye, MN; six grandkids; nine great grandkids; siblings, Floyd (Sue) Brown of Elk River, N, Edward (Diane) Brown, and Russ (Trish) Hanson. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marie (Hanson) Brown; two brothers, Darold and James Brown.