Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 10, 2010
Patricia Ann Brown, age 76 of Austin, Minn., died Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2010 at Faribault Commons Nursing Home in Faribault, Minn.
She was born Oct. 8, 1933, inRochester, Minn. the daughter of Willard and Mary (Waller) Lehman. She attended elementary school in Rochester before moving to Austin where she graduated from Austin High School in 1951. Following graduation, Pat worked in the office for the Geo A. Hormel Company.
On Aug. 30, 1952, she was united in marriage to Carroll Fairbanks Brown in Austin. They made their home in Austin, where Pat continued to work at Hormel. She later worked at the Warehouse Market and later helped open the Shopko store, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, playing bingo, shopping, sewing and crocheting.
Survivors include her husband: Carroll Brown, Austin, Minn.; three daughters: Michelle Caleb, Scottsdale, Ariz., Lori (Brian) Ronayne, Wyoming, Minn., and Judie (Rick) Brown-Soulis, Lindstrom, Minn.; eight grandchildren: Stephanie Caleb, Michael Caleb, Ashley Solland, Andrew Soulis, Matthew Warren, Courtney Warren, Jordan Ronayne and Paige Ronayne; one brother: Donald (Nancy) Lehman, Northfield, Minn.; brothers: Ozro (Jan) Brown, Lyle, Minn., Lela (Dan) Schmidt, Dexter, Minn., Duane (Joan) Brown, Brooksville, Fla. and Dorothy (Dean) Naylor, Butte, Mont.
Also many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dan Kaul, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11 at the Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Stephanie Caleb, Ashley Solland and Courtney Warren. Casket Bearers will be Michael Caleb, Andrew Soulis, Matthew Warren, Gene Caleb, Rick Soulis, Donald Lehman, Duane Brown and Brian Ronayne. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.