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Ronald Brown

August 5, 1929 — August 4, 2020

Ronald Clinton Brown age 91 of Fergus Falls went to be with his Lord on August 4, 2020 surrounded by his beloved wife (Ilene), his children and his cat “Tiger”.

He was born August 5th, 1929 son of Clark and Ellen (Pierce) Brown on a rural farm in Vergas, MN. In 1936, his folks bought a farm in Lida township and built it into a turkey farm where he grew up and attended country school ½ mile from home.

Before the Korean War at age 19, Ronald was drafted into the National Guard. In 1949, he became very weak and was diagnosed with polio and received a 4-F honorable medical discharge.

While working at Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center (1953-1991) he completed his GED and LPN training, in addition he drove a daily 200-mile milk patron route for Fergus Falls Dairy (1956-1981).

On June 14th, 1953 Ronald married Ilene Haugen. A year later they bought 6 acres outside of Fergus Fall building their home where they lived until he passed. During Ronald’s spare time, he loved to work with metal which he turned into beautiful projects. In 2020, Ronald and Ilene celebrated their 67th wedding Anniversary.

Ronald will be remembered for his engineering talents, kind heartedness, humbleness and his devotion to his family.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Clark, and Ellen, two sisters Ila (infant) and Lula.

Ronald is survived by his wife Ilene G. Brown (Fergus Falls, MN), 5 children and their spouses; Delaine (Mike) Haugen (Minneapolis, MN), Doreen (David) Hulbert (Minneapolis, MN), Darwin (Monica) Brown (Mt. Pleasant MI) , Daniel (Michele) Brown Santa Anna, CA), Diane (Randy) Hasse (Pelican Rapids, MN), 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to LB Hospice, 805 E. Channing Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537.

A Private Family Service will be held at his residence.
Clergy: Chaplain Caleb Larson
Interment: Kongsberg Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls.
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