Raymond Timothy Brown
June 14, 2021
Raymond Timothy Brown
February 21, 1942 - June 10, 2021
Raymond Timothy Brown, 79, of Puposky, MN died peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji, MN with Rev. Mark Kindem officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji assisted the family.
Raymond was born February 21, 1942 in Portland, Oregon. He was adopted by Theodore and Mildred (Swenson) Brown in December 1953. He was raised and educated in Lake Park, graduating from Lake Park High School in 1960. He married Barbara DeGroat on Dec. 23, 1960 at Eskjo Lutheran Church in Lake Park, Minnesota. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines in Okinawa and California from 1960- 63. He graduated from Moorhead State University with a teaching degree. He was a teacher and coached basketball, football, baseball and golf at Backus, MN, Morris, MN, Hendricks, MN, Lake Park Park, MN and Red Lake, MN. He was conference coach of the year in 1982. He received the Student Choice award in Red Lake in 2003-4. He touched the lives of many students and athletes and a strong supporter of the "underdog". He retired from Red lake Public School in 2005. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and was a board member there. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masons. He was a great debater, "Mr. Fix-it" and tackled any home repair project with gusto and always leftover parts. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, stamp and coin collecting, writing, and spending time with his family. He had a very devoted marriage of 60 years to Barbara Jean.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Brown of Puposky,
5 children – Bryan (Kim) Brown of Mora, MN,
Lori Jerdee of Puposky,
Jane Boutwell of Bemidji,
Jeff (Christine) Brown of Bemidji,
Neil Brown of Bemidji,
7 great grandchildren,
brother Richard (Gayle) Brown of Fresno, Calf.,
and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a granddaughter Amanda Brown.
Active pallbearers are Joshua Fuller, Jason Fuller, Jacob Brown, Mitchell Brown, Tyler Brown and Tayden Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are Dawson Brown and Ryker Isensee.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Bethel Lutheran Church of Bemidji
5232 Irvine Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN 56601