A memorial service was held Thursday, July 18 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Valley City for Robert A. Brown, 74.
Posted July 22, 2013
He died July 11, 2013, at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City.
On August 12, 1938, Robert Allen Brown became the first born to Alex and Irma (Samuelson) Brown. He was born in Hoople. He attended school in Hannah. From 1958-1961, he was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California while serving in the US Army. On June 25, 1967, he married Janet Goter in Sykeston. They met on a blind date and have spent nearly 50 years together. After he and Jan were married, he attended Interstate Business College in Fargo. They moved to Valley City in 1969. He worked at the Valley City Credit Bureau and Country Kitchen. He spent many years working for Hogenson Construction out of West Fargo. His hobbies included flying, which he learned from his father. He did some photography and woodwork. He liked to fish and do handyman projects. He loved old movies and dancing.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; siblings, Gary Brown of Washington, Sue (Harvey) Schneider of Langdon, Rick (Ann) Brown of Bandon, Ore., and Vicki Brown of Audubon, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Einar and Benda Samuelson and George and Gertrude Brown; his parents; a nephew, Michael Schneider; and several aunts and uncles.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City.
An online guestbook is available at www.oliver-nathanchapel.com.