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Donald R. Brown, 85, of Fond du Lac, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home.

He was born March 5, 1926, in Calumetville, the son of Henry and Roseta Shaw Brown.

Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

On March 15, 1947, he married Ruth M. Lindsley.

Donald worked for St. Agnes Hospital for 35 years and retired in 1988. He was a member of Bohlman-Grimes VFW Post 1904. He enjoyed camping, fishing, sewing, playing cards and bingo, and model trains.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; four daughters, Virginia Brown, Sheboygan, twins, Donna Brown, Sheboygan and Diane (Scott Gratton) Wobschall, Ripon, and Janice (Raymond) Woznick, Fond du Lac;14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson. He is further survived by four brothers, Henry (Jane) Brown, Fond du Lac, Orville Brown, Texas, Freddy (Bonnie) Brown, Campbellsport, and Frank Brown, Illinois; two sisters, Dorothy (Earl) Reitz, Fond du Lac and Lois (Victor) Jewson, Fond du Lac; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rosemary Hebert; one grandson, Jimmy Wobschall; two granddaughters, Tammy Higgins and Marlene Higgins; and one brother, Rueben Brown.

VISITATION: will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave., and again on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

SERVICES: The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, with Rev. Dean Desilet officiating.

Burial will take place at Rienzi Cemetery.

The Uecker-Witt Funeral Home of Fond du Lac, Wis. is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and a guestbook can be found at

The Reporter

Fond du Lac, Wis.

Feb. 19, 2012


Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Feb. 19, 2012
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