Brown, Robert (Bob)


Robert (Bob) Brown, 92, of Buffalo City, Wis., passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2020. Bob was born May 9, 1928, in Winona, Minn., to George and Gladys (Webber) Brown. Bob grew up in Winona and was the eldest of eight boys. After school he entered an apprenticeship program at Lake Center Industries to become a tool and die maker where he retired in 1990. On Nov. 30, 1949, he married Betty Sass and shortly after moved to Buffalo City, where he built a house that would become his family’s home. He enjoyed fishing, hunting with his dog, Belle, boating, gardening, the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers, and annual family road trips throughout the United States and Canada. In his shop he built everything from boats, trailers and go-karts to a horse-drawn sleigh. Most of all he enjoyed his children and grandchildren. His kind and caring ways will provide his family with memories for a lifetime. His family would like to extend their gratitude to Pastor Mark Wilde, of Christ Lutheran Church in Cochrane, for his spiritual care and counseling and Sugar Loaf Senior Living and Winona Health Hospice for the compassionate care they provided Bob.

Bob is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Terry Brown, of Buffalo City, Vicki (Richard) Jacobson, of Winona, and Jodi (Ned) Albert, of Burnsville, Minn.; grandsons, Chris Jacobson (special friend Stephanie Erickson), of Winona, and Ben Albert of Burnsville, Minn.; brothers, Richard Brown, of Winona, and John (Joan) Brown, of Minnesota City; sister-in-law, Judee Brown; family friend, Sue Brown; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by brothers, Donald (Jacqueline) Brown, James Brown, George (Carol) Brown, Thomas (Mary) Brown, and Roger Brown; sister-in-law Rosetta Brown; father/mother-in law Frank and Lillian Sass; brother-in-law Rene (Jeanette) Sass.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please share a memory of Bob or express your words of sympathy at Talbot Family Funeral Homes, Scenic Rivers Cremation Center of Alma, Wis., is assisting the family with arrangements.


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