Robert “Bob” A. Brown, 84, Wausau, died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born June 3, 1936 in Athens, son of the late Arthur and Violet (Opichka) Brown. On June 4, 1956, he married Ethel Huss in Abbotsford. Together, they traveled extensively with their family, including 45 days in Europe with their six children.
Bob had a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a B.S. degree in Elementary Education, a M.S. degree as a Reading Specialist and a Specialist degree in Administration. He completed his college education while working full time and supporting his family without grants or loans, and never missing a day of school. He taught and was principal of Athens public schools, until his retirement in 1982. Following retirement, he spent most of his time volunteering and helping others, as well as working in construction with the Good News Project in the Caribbean for 30 years.
Survivors include 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; two sisters, Kaye (Gary) Prechel, Avon Park, FL and Dorothy Dopkins, Naples, FL; one brother-in-law, Bernard (Denise) Huss, Peshtigo; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel on March 5, 2018; and two siblings, Donald Brown and Gloria Streble.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Visitation will be on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the church. Social distancing will be observed and face masks are required to attend. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home facebook page at 2:00 p.m. Private burial will be on Monday at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.
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