Catherine A. "Shortie" Brown
Blaney Funeral Home - Green Bay
1521 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Catherine A. "Shortie" Brown

Howard - Catherine A. "Shortie" Brown, 72, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Friday, April 23, 2021. She was born on February 7, 1949 to the late Fred and Luella (Jansen) Van Ess. Shortie was a graduate of Green Bay West High School, class of 1967.

Shortie worked as a CNA for many years and volunteered for people with special needs. She enjoyed taking trips to Door County, loved the water and once owned a home on the Bay. She also enjoyed camping, shopping, watching the birds, going for motorcycle rides and cooking. Shortie was very fond of children and loved to spend time with them.

She is survived by her children, Mike (Tina) LaPointe and Amy LaPointe; a very special granddaughter, Rachael Trimble, who loved her grandma and was the apple of her eye; sister, Terry (Michael) Miller; niece, Lissa Whittenton; as well as other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marilyn (Gene) Lemerond and Joanne Whittenton.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 22, 2021, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Duck Creek VFW, 754 Riverview Drive, with a Memorial Service being held at 2:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at, or cards may be sent to Blaney Funeral Home, to the attention of the family of Shortie Brown, and they will be forwarded on.

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Published by Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 23 to May 16, 2021.
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Duck Creek VFW
754 Riverview Drive, Green, Wisconsin 54303
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I am very sorry over Cathy's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to each of you. We were friends in grade school and high school and had a lot of memorable experiences together. One of my favorite was going to my first movie as part of Cathy's birthday party. She was good-hearted and a loyal friend. Again, my deep condolences.
Linda Vanden Heuvel
May 26, 2021