Jeffery R. Brown, 54, of Fort Dodge passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Goetsch officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery where military rites will be presented by the VFW Post 1856. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Jeff is survived by his children, Aleah Brown (Mitch Bruss); Rhett Brown; grandchildren, Ella and Amelia; mother, Donna Brown all of Fort Dodge; sisters, Kathie (Don) Green of Duncombe; Tricia (Mark) Winninger of Fort Dodge; nieces, Mandi Hruska (Nick Marsh) of Humboldt; Ashlynn Green of Fort Dodge; nephews, Austin Green; Camron Winninger; Noah Winninger all of Fort Dodge; fiancé, Lynette Niemand of Fort Dodge and his beloved dog, Brownie.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Brown.
Jeffery Robert Brown was born July 14, 1963 in Fort Dodge. He first attended Cedar Valley Schools and then graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1981. After graduation, Jeff enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne. He was united in marriage to Brenda Alexander on July 15, 1989. The couple later divorced. Jeff was employed with Van Diest, Tate & Lyle, Georgia Pacific, Electrolux, and most recently Nestle Purina for the last eight years. Jeff loved the outdoors, it didn't matter if it was hunting, fishing, attending races, or spending time with his loved ones. Jeff was an avid Minnesota Viking's fan and enjoyed playing card games. He will be greatly missed especially by his princesses' Ella and Amelia.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. In memory of Jeff please wear casual clothing for the services.
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Hugs to all during this sad time. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and peace. 🙏
So sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. His mom is my cousin. Thoughts and prayers to family.
There are so many great memories with this wonderful man, one of my personal favorites is when we were coming home from Knoxville, after a long day of having some drinks, we get in the car and Jeff thought we were in drive but still in park the car says rum rum going nowhere Jeff and I busted up laughing, Rhett was like, what are you guys doing? every now and then Jeff would just say out of nowhere RUM RUM and there we go again laughing tell our bellys hurt. so many great memories and stories..you always made me laugh Mr. Brown, I really miss you at work, when I look real hard I can still see you...Although Im not a very good Hunter, You and you son took me out in the woods and always made it a great time, Thank you for that...I love you my dear friend, Fort Dodge well never be the same without you here....
There are many different types of friends, the ones that become family are extraordinary. Jeff was my brother. We worked (3 different places) together, we laughed together, we drank together and when one of us had something heavy on our minds we talked and listened together. It's sometimes rare to find those friends, brothers. I'm going to miss seeing that jeep parked at work, the sometimes uncontrolled laughter while we were being us during meetings or just hanging out. I could go on for pages and pages here but instead I'll just say.... I love you brother. It's been a pleasure to call you my friend.
Sincere thoughts and prayers for all of Jeffs loved ones. May you find strength and guidance during this most difficult time.
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