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Ethel Brown Obituary

Ethel D. Brown
Ethel Brown
Ethel D. Brown

August 3, 1937 - March 5, 2018
Born in Town of Freedom
Resided in Wausau, Wisconsin


Ethel Brown, 80, was called to her loving God on Monday, March 5, 2018.

She was born August 3, 1937 in the town of Freedom, WI, daughter of the late Norman and Marie (Bowers) Huss. On June 4, 1956, she married her loving husband, Bob Brown in Abbotsford. They were married for 61 years.

Ethel loved being a stay-at-home mom. Together, Ethel and Bob traveled extensively, including 45 days in Europe with six children. She enjoyed helping others, serving as a Girl Scout leader for 25 years, volunteering at Salvation Army and nursing homes, St. Michael’s Parish and the year 2013 marked 25 years of service with the Good News Project in St. Lucia.
Some of her favorite pastimes included, cooking, sewing, crafts, gardening and line dancing.

Survivors include, her loving husband, Bob; two sons, Tim Brown and Brian Brown, both of Washington, D.C.; four daughters, Jane (Steve) Bell, Fort Dodge, IA, Kathy (Ken) Krieg, Glen Carbon, IL, Susan Garcia, Dallas, TX and Diane (Tom) Martin, Marshfield; grandchildren and great grandchildren, one brother, Bernard (Denise) Huss, Peshtigo, WI; and two sisters-in-law, Kaye (Gary) Prechel, Tomahawk and Dorothy Dopkins, Naples, FL.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Huss; brother-in-law, Donald Brown; and sister-in-law, Gloria Strevle.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. The Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce and The Rev. William Grevatch will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul, 131 W. Thomas Street, Wausau, WI 54401.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at




St. Michael Catholic Church
1315 North Sixth Street
Wausau, WI US 54403
Monday, March 12, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
1315 North Sixth Street
Wausau, WI US 54403
Monday, March 12, 2018
11:00 AM
Restlawn Memorial Park
T4710 N. Troy
Wausau, WI US 54403
Monday, March 12, 2018
1:00 PM