1987 Duff 2020

Duff Brown

January 7, 1987 — August 13, 2020

Duff Allen Brown, age 33, died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at his home in Staples.  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples.  Pastor Robin Collins will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.  Visitation will be held from 5-7PM on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

Duff was born January 7, 1987 in Wadena to Rock and Charlene (Dukowitz) Brown.  He is a 2005 graduate of Staples Motley High School; Duff was active in wrestling, football and became Homecoming King his senior year of high school.  Growing up, Duff spent a lot of time with his grandma and grandpa Dukowitz; he enjoyed baking with his grandmother and tinkering in the garage with his grandfather.  Duff proudly served his country in the United State Marine Corps with two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour during Operation Enduring Freedom.  Following his honorable discharge, Duff returned home to Staples to be closer to family.  He walked strongly in his faith and was active at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Duff enjoyed watching the Guppies in his freshwater fish aquariums, Marvel Comics, watching sitcoms, and collecting knives.  He loved to make people laugh and always brought a brightness to a room.  Duff was caring, warm hearted, giving, honorable, funny, wild and straight forward; above all else he loved his family beyond words and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Duff is survived by his mom, Charlene (Dan) Dickey; father, Rock Brown; step-mother, Penny Poling; dad, John Hopp; siblings, Derrick (Martha) Brown, Daina (Stuart) Brown, Devin (Alexa) Brown, Justin Poling; niece, Neomi Brown; nephews, Cullen Brownn, Everett Poling; grandparents, Marlene Dukowitz, Ernie Brown, Jeanie Brown; and his most beloved four legged companion, Alice.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Dackery Brown; grandparents, Richard Dukowitz, Everett Poling, Herb & Karen Hopp; uncle, Douglas Dukowitz; great grandparents, Ivan & Myrtle Hansen, and Ernest & Hazel Brown.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, August 17, 2020

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples

309 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Staples

1000 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Staples

1000 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

Evergreen Hill Cemetery

1303 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479

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