Robert E Brown, of Pearson, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital at the age of 72.
He was born March 17, 1946 in Pontiac, IL, son of the late Eugene and Zilla (Jump) Brown. He married Alice (Sanborn) Brown on November 18, 1972 in Pekin, IL.
Mr. Brown graduated from Western Illinois University, where he was a member of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega (APO). He later earned a master’s degree from Lesley College. He was a teacher in Antioch, IL for most of his career, specializing in middle school science and computer technology.
He was active with Boy Scouts of America, serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 91 and Troop Leader for Troop 92 in Antioch. He also worked a volunteer paramedic at Salem and Elcho rescue squads from 1979-2018, and he also was a CPR teacher. Other community involvement included serving as volunteer for Elcho Senior Center and Meals on Wheels, photographer and historian for Trailblazer Sled Dog Club for over 10 years, and health lodge volunteer at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Boy Scout Camp 1999-2017.
He also was author of “Grandpa B’s Birch Trees,” a children’s story that he wrote for his grandchildren, which was later published by his family and shared with many.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Brown of Pearson, WI; son, Gene Brown of West Allis, WI, and daughter Marcia (Scott) Hall of St. Francis, WI; and grandchildren, Nadia, Lucy, and Isaac Hall.
A memorial service will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Arbutus Lutheran Church (W6607 Church Lane, Pearson, WI). Visitation will be at the church from 3:00 until the time of the service on Sunday. A lunch and reception will follow the service.
A second memorial gathering will take place in Southeastern Wisconsin on Saturday, May 5 from 1:00PM until 3:00PM at the Village of Salem Fire/Rescue Station One located at 11252 254th Court, Trevor, Wisconsin.
The family suggests contributions in Bob’s name to the Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scholarship Fund at neic.org/donate.