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William Aaron Brown


January 11, 2021

William Aaron Brown

June 12, 1971 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 49)

William "Bill" Aaron Brown, age 49, of Red Lake, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was born on June 12th, 1971 in Minneapolis, MN to Virginia "Ginger" (Nelson) and George Brown, Sr.

Bill graduated from Clearbrook High School in 1990 and immediately went to work at the Rivana Foods. He worked there for 18 years before retiring in 2015. Bill loved to play pool, he also liked to work on cars, ride four-wheeler and spend time with his family and friends. He enjoyed going for car rides and watching the Vikings games. Bill was always on the lookout for his next truck or car. Bill liked staying in touch with his family and friends daily. He loved to joke around and going to the bars to listen to music and have a good time.

He went home to be with his parents, Ginger and George Brown, Sr .; stepfather, Peter Bohn; brothers, George Jr. and James; sisters, Karen, Ruth and Barb, his grandparents and great grandparents.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his nieces, Amanda (Garrett Hoglo) Walton, Bonnie Brown and Amber (George Branchaud) Layton; nephews, Pete "PJ" Walton and Sonny (Leighshell) Layton; great nieces and nephews, Michael and Charlize Melikan, Vinny and Demery Bellanger, Karliah Branchaud, Brantley and Blake Layton and Baileigh and Ruthie Walton and his best friend, Merwin Hill.

An overnight wake for Bill will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15th and continue until his 1:00 p.m. memorial service on Saturday, January 16th all to be held at the Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake, MN. Father Jerry Rogers will officiate. Honorary pallbearers for Bill will be all his nieces, nephews and friends. Inurnment will be in the Red Lake Episcopal Cemetery at Red Lake, MN

Bill's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




January 15, 2021

3:00 PM

Little Rock Community Center

Highway 1

Red Lake, Minnesota 56671

Memorial Service


January 16, 2021

1:00 PM

Little Rock Community Center

Highway 1

Red Lake, Minnesota 56671


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