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January 10, 2001 – Monday, August 10, 2015

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN
Saturday, August 15, 2015
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN
Saturday, August 15, 2015
9-11 AM

Devin Lee Rufus Brown, age 14, of Monticello passed away unexpectedly on August 10, 2015.

He was born on January 10, 2001 in St. Louis Park, MN the son of Rufus and Tamara (Russ) Brown.

Devin was an energetic, caring and loving son and brother. He enjoyed playing video games and sports in his spare time. His willingness to try something new led him to wrestling and track for the first time this year. He even got a wrestling “PIN” in his first year of competing in this sport. He was lightning fast and track became a natural for him. Devin was nick-named “AP” (Adrian Peterson) for his quickness and ability. Devin also had a heart of gold and loved his brothers endlessly. When it came to the outdoors, Devin enjoyed playing catch with a football until your arm was sore, spending time fishing, exploring on ATV’s and riding his bike with friends.

He is survived by brother’s, Derrick Wayne Rufus Brown and Damon John Rufus Brown; mother,Tamara (Russ) Brown; father, Rufus Brown; foster mother, Tricia Beier; foster father, Yanik Johnson; foster brother, Damien Johnson; grandfather, Wayne Russ; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.

Preceded in death by grandmother, Cindy Russ; great grandfather Milt Russ and loving members of the Brown family.

Funeral services for Devin Brown will be held on Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 AM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN. Visitation will begin at 9 AM and continue until the time of the service.

Please join the family for a luncheon following the services at the St. Michael American Legion.

Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Monticello, MN.

Casket Bearers will be Jake Ekholm, Justin Ekholm, Adam Strickler Carter Towner,
Jordan Beier and Josh Beier

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville assisted the family with arrangements.

16 Guestbook Entries

  1. Michelle Hansen

    So very sorry to hear about Devin. We truly enjoyed watching Devin in wrestling this past winter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Paul, Michelle and Alex Hansen

  2. Angie Pullen

    We are so sad to hear the news of Devin’s passing. We enjoyed getting to know all of you through wrestling and track. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rick, Angie, and Andrew Pullen

  3. Jayshaun lee hinz

    Devin our teammates enjoyed playing with you every day. You were the spark in our team. You always made us laugh. Thank you for the memories .
    Josh Hinz, Linda Hinz, Jason Hinz and Jayshaun Hinz

  4. Jennifer Sellner

    We are so sorry to hear about Devin. Devin’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Brad, Jenny, and Shawn Sellner



  6. Kylee Anderson

    Devin was a good friend of mine. He was always there to put a smile on my face and occasionally we teased each other. He was such a bright individual so when I heard this awful news, I just couldn’t believe it. He was loved by many including myself, and I will miss him so much everyday. In fact, I already do. I love and miss you Devin.

  7. Jennifer Rubin

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Devin. Our heart goes out to all his family and friends. Our family will miss him dearly, and he will always be in our thoughts, prayers, and memories. He was a great friend to David and my kids-his smile was contagious. We will miss you. Love Mom, David, and the Willmert kids.

  8. Brooke Wools

    Such sad news. We are heartbroken for you and your family Devin. Maverick enjoyed your wit, funny mischief and time you spent together at wrestling. Our thoughts are with your family. Rest peacefully.

  9. Barb Clifton

    I had the opportunity to work with Devin at the Montrose Elementary school. He was a very loving and caring person. I was saddened to hear about his death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I do have some pictures from the 5th grade field trip we took if you would like copies let me know.

  10. Jan Rasset

    Devin was a former Montrose Elementary student, I enjoyed his beautiful smile, and his pleasant personality. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. May God reach down and give you all a huge hug.

  11. Cassidy Anderson

    It really hits my heart that this young boy had to pass away the way he did. I hope he is enjoying life up in heaven and I hope he knows many people here loved him and will miss him, R.I.P

  12. Debra & Tyler Smith

    Devyn was a very good friend of Tyler’s while living in Montrose. He will be very missed and we are truly saddened for your family. We hope that your wonderful memories will eventually be able to give you some comfort and hope.

  13. Debra and Tyler Smith

    Dear family and friends;
    We are so deeply saddened to hear of Devin’s passing and want to send our prayers for comfort to all of you, especially Devyn’s brothers and parents. He was a good friend to Tyler and they actually had the same birth date. He remembers what a kind, thoughtful person Devyn was in the Kidcare days and enjoyed his friendship after that when Devyn would come over to Kidcare when they played outside, just to see Tyler. He will be truly missed and remembered.

  14. Trinity Ayva Hoiem

    I miss you so much Devin. You are loved. Never forgotten. I am so sorry and will never forgive myself for not being able to attend your funeral. Miss you.

  15. Garrett Freidel

    It’s now 2020, and still, I try to live by the lessons I learned from you. You were a truly amazing person who wasn’t scared to be friends with outcasts. I am grateful for the time I had with you. It’s crazy and amazing that my hero was a 14-year-old from home. Love you man.

  16. Ayden Lepley

    Still missing you. I miss you soo much you have no idea how much of a chunk of my heart is gone since you passed away. It is about to be 10 years next year since you’ve been gone. Give everyone a hug up there including your mom I love and miss you guys


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