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Maxwell C.?Brown, 93

Apr 2, 2012

Park Rapids Maxwell C. Brown, age 93, of Park Rapids and Elmore, passed away March 24, 2012.

Mass of Christian Burial was held March 27, 2012 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Burial followed at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Easton.

Maxwell was born Nov. 10, 1918, the son of Fred and Lillian (Larson) Brown. Max was a WWII veteran, a long time employee of the U.S. Postal Service and an avid golfer. He also enjoyed hiking and biking the Heartland Trail in Dorset.

He was preceded in death by wife, Kathryn, and daughter, Susan Gutzke.

Maxwell is survived by sister, Beverly (Norm) Purvis, of Lyons, Ore.; son, William (Jackie) Brown, of Park Rapids; daughters, Mary K. Stricker, of Mason City, Iowa, Nancy Thompson, of Brooklyn Park, Jean Brown, of Shakopee; son-in-law, Roger Gutzke; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Don) Allen, Carrie (Colin) Overby, Holly (Nick) Deering, Theresa Gutzke,?Alicia Allison, Tina Brown, Max Brown; and seven great-grandchildren.

A special thanks to the caregivers at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.