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Rev. David J. Brown III, 69

May 14, 2017

Rev. David Brown III

Albert Lea David John Brown III, age 69, of Albert Lea, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at St John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, Rev. Russ Jacobsen officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

He was born March 29, 1948, in Saint Paul, the son of David John Brown II and Elaine Jean Peterson. He graduated from Frank B. Kellogg High School in 1966 and Morningside College in 1970. He interned at Naperville, Illinois for two years, after he was called to his first congregation in Blue Earth at Immanuel United Methodist Church and Delavan United Methodist serving until 1982, West Concord and Kenyon from 1982-1995, Ellendale and Geneva United Methodist Church from 1995-2003, McGregor/Palisades Janet C. Memorial United Methodist Church/Flemming/Hill City/Cromwell from 2003-2006, Jackson from 2006-2013, retiring after 40 years in 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Rochelle “Shelly” Brown, of Albert Lea; sister, Pam Parker, of Ladysmith, Wisconsin; nephew; Jimmy Peasley, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and son, Tyler Swanson; aunt, Marilyn Nelson, of Waconia; brothers-in-law, Darrell (Sharon) Babcock, of Rosemont, and Wynn (Beverly) Babcock, of Oak Park Heights; niece and nephews-in-law, Brent, Ross, Mariah (Nick) Hilary (Herb), Angeline, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David John Brown II and Elaine Jean Peterson; grandparents, Ruth Brown, David Brown Sr., Philip Peterson, Florence Peterson; aunt’s, Phyllis Anderson, Betty Rust; great uncle, Al Johnson, and uncle, Jerry Nelson.

Memorial can be made in David’s name to the American Heart Association or Dachshund Rescue.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com