Cletus Brown
December 17, 1953 - September 25, 2012


Cletus Brown, 58, died Tuesday September 25, 2012 at his home in Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Dean Johansen officiating.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN. Prayer Service will be held at 5:00 PM with Rev. Paul Johansen officiating.

Cletus R. Brown was born on December 17, 1953 in Moorhead, Minnesota, the son of Raymond Irwin Brown and Arlene Mae (Zadow) Brown. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. Cletus attended high school at Moorhead High, graduating in 1971. While in high school he held his first job at the Fargo Country Club and later worked at the Skelly Gas Station.

Following high school Cletus proudly served his country in the United States Army. He completed Basic Training in Washington State, AIT in Fort HuaChuca, AZ and also stationed in Germany for 2 Ĺ years.

Cletus furthered his education at Moorhead State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND where he was working on his Masterís Degree.

On September 18, 1976, Cletus was united in marriage to Lois Enita Johansen at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church in Moorhead, MN. To this union three children were born: Nels, Anders, and Bethany.

From 1975 to 1980, Cletus worked with his brother Ron, and others, specializing in finish carpentry. He also worked for Purolator Courier. His family then moved to Thief River Falls.

From March 6, 1985 until the present, he worked with the Minnesota State Patrol as RCO and then RCS.

Cletusís hobbies and interests included reading, politics, carpentry, antiques, rummaging, and outdoors. He especially enjoyed time spent with his friends, family, kids, and grandkids.

Cletus is survived by his wife, Lois of Thief River Falls, MN; children, Nels Brown of Thief River Falls, MN, Anders (Karen) Brown of Pleasant View, TN, and Bethany (Luke Theriot) Brown of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Olivia Spink and William Brown; brothers, Ron (Pat) Brown of Pelican Rapids, MN, Stu (Sue) Brown of West Fargo, ND, Miles (Kim) Brown of Colorado Springs, CO; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, relatives, and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents and grandparents.


Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service
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Funeral Service

Monday October 1, 2012, 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church
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