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January 15, 1933 – Saturday, September 21, 2013

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, September 28, 2013
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Friday, September 27, 2013
4-8 PM

Phillip T. “Phil” Brown, age 80, of Buffalo passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Sunrise Cottages.

He was born on January 15, 1933 the son of William “Bill” & Evelyn Fadden Brown.

Phil graduated from Buffalo High School in 1950.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Navy from 1951 until 1955.

On October 29, 1955, Phil was joined in holy marriage to Sandra L. Vargas. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Phil was formerly employed at Pako in Plymouth for more than twenty years. He and his family later owned Brown’s Towing.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and demolition derbies.

Survived by his loving wife Sandy; daughters: Linda Vollbrecht and Shelley (Scott) Berthiaume all of Big Lake; a son: Dave (Susie) Brown of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother: Marvin (Pat) Brown of New Brighton; a sister: Joyce (Dave) Ward of St. Michael; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law: Rodney Vollbrecht and by a sister: Betty Aurentz.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 27th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Saturday morning, September 28th at the church one hour prior to services.

Funeral services for Phil Brown will be held on Saturday, September 28th at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor Luke Schmidt will officiate.

Arrangements for Phil Brown are by The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Scott Vollmer

    Sorry for your loss. I will miss my uncle. I love you all.

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  2. Amber Lemieux

    Phil was an amazing man and I am glad that I had the chance to meet him. His smile was contagious and he always had a twinkle in his eye. He will be dearly missed by all, but we will rest easier knowing he is in God’s hands now.

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  3. Kim & Scott Lindberg and family

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

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  4. Shawna Bottiger

    Phil Brown was one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. Anyone who knew him, knew he would do anything for anyone. Many called him friend. Few were lucky enough to call him family. I was really lucky to call him Grandpa 🙂

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  5. Mary Rodeski

    Sandy and Family:
    Over the years of working with Phil I have seen many smiles from that great man. Whenever he was around the room would light up with his great sense of humor; and how he could find the best in everything and everyone. Phil had a great respect for others around him and would do anything for anybody. Phil will be very sadly missed by all of us at the Buffalo Adult Day Center.

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  6. Larry & Diane Shore

    Rest in Peace Phil. Fly away on angel’s wings. We’ll all see each other again someday. Your family will be lost without you but they have so many happy memories of you & with you. God’s blessing dear friend.

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  7. Bruce Varner

    Phil was a very nice man who would always lend a helping hand.He will be missed by all and is in a better place now

    I m so sorry to hear of Phil passing.He was a great guy that would always lend a helping hand.

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  8. Marijo Thoreson

    Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss! I met your Phil when we all worked at FSI.. He was such a nice person and man. He was always ready to help anyone if they needed it! I am sure he will be missed by not only you and your family, but all those who knew him over the years! My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very hard time!

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  9. Wallick family

    Phil brown was a man among men.
    A man all respected and loved.
    We will miss our uncle our brother in law and our friend

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  10. Marijo Thoreson

    Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss! I met your Phil when we all worked at FSI. He was such a nice person and man. He always was ready to help anyone if they needed it! I am sure he will be missed by not only you and your family but all those who knew him over the years! My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very hard time!

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  11. Drew M. Anderson

    It was an absolute pleasure knowing Phil and his family. His legacy lives through his son and daughter. Phil will be missed…

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  12. Sandra S. Blumenshine

    Our family would like to extend our sympathy to all of your family at this
    time. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Peace be
    with you.
    Jerry, Sandy Blumenshine and family

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  13. Shawn McKown

    So sorry to hear about your dad, Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply

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