Brown, Ralph Bernard
July 8, 1925 – January 11, 2019
Age 93 of Cottage Grove Passed away January 11, 2019. After serving the country in the US Army Air Forces during WW II, Ralph continued his life of service as a milkman. He was a Boy Scout leader, gardener, fisherman, woodcarver and bird watcher. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Eva; and sister, Lucille Spicer. Survived by his wife of 68 years, June; sons, Steven (Donna), Bradley (Ellen); daughters, Nancy (Mahlon) Bekedam, Bonnie (Daniel) Germann; grandchildren, Derrick Brown, Jacob Brown, Molly (Dave) Lupo, Karli Brown, Joseph Bekedam, Johanna (Tyler) Hegwood, Susanna Bekedam, Gretchen Germann, Jonathan Germann; great-grandchildren, James and Claire Lupo; and sisters, Leona Perkins and Beverly Gross. Memorial service will be held Mon. 1/21 at 11 AM with visitation 1hr prior at Newport Lutheran Church, 900 15th St., Newport, MN. Memorials preferred to Newport Lutheran Church. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Jan. 17, 2019).