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Glen Brown, 88

Glen Brown, 88

Died Sept. 3, 2013

Glen L. Brown, age 88, of Cottage Grove, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Glen was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Hastings to Walter and Frances (Dornfeld) Brown. He was a graduate of Hastings High School, class of 1943, and served in the Army during WWII. He was a life member and Past Commander of the Cottage Grove VFW 8752. Glen married Lorraine Dankers at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Goodhue, Minn., on Sept. 23, 1950. He first worked as a farmer and later in customer service at Afton Alps Ski Resort, prior to retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers Donald, Wayne, Harlan and Russell; and sister Harriet Brown.

Glen is survived by his wife Lorraine; three children Dolores (Dave) Pemble of Hastings, Gary (Kriste Lewis) Brown of Ellsworth, Wis., and Janet (John) Bremer of Hastings; nine grandchildren Dawn, Dena (fianc Aaren Mathison), Darcy and Dara Pemble, Katie Brown, Nikki (Robbie) Barton, Andy Brown, Sara and Michael Bremer; great-grandson Joey Lewis; brother Kenneth (Alberta 'Birdie') Brown of Hastings; also nieces; nephew; other relatives and friends.

The funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Jonathan Zimpelmann was held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 202 West Eighth St., Hastings. Visitation was held at the church Saturday. Interment, with Military Honors provided by the Cottage Grove VFW 8752 followed in Cottage Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings.