Robert (Bob) Brown, 92, of Buffalo City, WI passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2020. Bob was born May 9, 1928 in Winona, MN 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, Cochrane WI for his spiritual care and counseling, Sugar Loaf Senior Living and Winona Health Hospice for the compassionate care they provided him.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Bob is survived by his wife Betty; children Terry Brown of Buffalo City, Vicki (Richard) Jacobson of Winona, and Jodi (Ned) Albert of Burnsville, MN; grandsons Chris Jacobson (special friend Stephanie Erickson) of Winona and Ben Albert of Burnsville, MN; 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