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Rufus Harold Brown

Rufus Harold Brown

Rufus Harold Brown, 85, passed away surrounded by family. He was born in Winona, MN, the third child born to Helen and Bill Brown.

Rufus was raised on a farm in Woodbury & maintained a life-long interest in farming and gardening. He was stationed in France while serving his country. He worked as an engineer at Honeywell prior to being an executive at two electronic representative firms based out of the Twin Cities. Rufus was an active member at the Woodbury United Methodist Church, 4-H, Habitat for Humanity, the Woodbury Lions Club (President, 1991-92), and other volunteer organizations. Rufus enjoyed supporting family members competing in sports, fishing, hunting big game as well as birds with the family dogs, motorhome camping, & international travel.

Rufus will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Jean; sons, Daniel (Heidi) & David (Erica); grandchildren, Hannah, Wesley, & Meghan; siblings, Bill (Mary Lou), Sara Jane (Gordon) Minehart, Judy (Dennis) Dailey, & Barry (Brenda), mother-in-law, Evelyn Garbe; brother-in-law, Art Warnke; nieces, nephews, other family and friends. His sister, Joan Warnke, preceded him In death.