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Ann C. BROWN Obituary
Beloved Mother, Grandmother & Lifelong Teacher Ann Cecelia Vukelich Brown was born on November 19, 1916, in Carson Lake, Minnesota, an immigrant mining location near Hibbing. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Willliam A. Brown; son, Terence Brown; grandson, Lance Aaron Brown; sisters, Mamie, Mary and Antonia; brother, George; and parents, Anna Butkovich Vukelich and George Vukelich. She graduated from Hibbing High School, Hibbing Junior College and the University of Minnesota. Ann was a lifelong teacher, specializing in business education. She began her teaching career in Faith, SD and later taught high school in Bessemer, MI and Chokio, Owatonna, and Wood Lake, MN. Ann married William A. Brown in Sioux City, IA in 1944 while he was on leave from service in the US Army during World War II. They had four children: William, Terence (deceased), Sharon and Mary. The Brown family owned and operated a grocery store in Maynard, MN for 17 years, "Brown's Corner Market". In 1967, the family moved to Roseville, MN and Ann resumed her teaching career at Lindstrom-Center City High School, Our Lady of Peace, St. Joseph's Academy, and St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute. Wherever she went, Ann encountered grateful students. Her work in education offered her great purpose in life. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, passing on her strong faith and work ethic to her family. She supported and volunteered at a variety of Catholic organizations throughout her life. Ann's husband William passed away in 1990. She is survived by children William (Kathy) Brown, Sharon (Eldon) Brustuen, and Mary (Richard) Sand; daughter-in-law, Sheri Brown; 10 grandchildren, Ann (Aaron), Nicholas (Jana), Christopher, Benjamin, Brian, Richard, William Anthony, William Herbert (Christina), Robert, and Antonia; and four great-grandchildren, Favian, Isaiah, Nicholas and Angelina. Mass of Christian Burial at THE CHURCH OF ST. ODILIA, 3495 N Victoria St, Shoreview on Monday, March 10 at 11 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery following Mass. Visitation at the church from 10-11 AM Monday. Memorials to St. Odilia Endowment Fund or Cradle of Hope. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550
Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 9, 2014
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