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Benjamin Franklin Brown

January 22, 1934 - December 17, 2023
Racine, WI



Friday, June 21, 2024
11:00 AM CDT
Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
21731 Spring Street
Union Grove, WI 53182

Life Story / Obituary


Benjamin Franklin Brown, age 89, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023, at his residence. He was born January 22, 1934, in Hayward, WI, son of the late Benjamin and Frieda (Nee: Rolfe) Brown. Benjamin was the oldest of 22 siblings.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 stationed in Germany. Benjamin was married to Charlene Sura, from 1961-1975. On October 15, 1977, he was united in marriage to Patricia Stublaski who survives him. Benjamin had been employed by St. Luke’s Hospital as lead fireman in the Engineering Dept for over 50 years retiring and then working part time at Ascension All Saints until January 2022 for a total of 61 years. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing especially during SALMON-A-RAMA. He also bowled most of his life up until early 2022 at the age of 88. In most recent years he enjoyed a good game of cribbage with friends. Benjamin will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia; children, Therese (Kenneth) Pratt, Cathy (Keith) Christman, Benjamin Brown Jr., Christopher (Bonnie) Christensen; grandchildren, Troy (Chelsea) Watkins, Nathan (Paige) Pratt, Tanya Watkins, Ryan (Eryka) Christman, Adam Christman, Annika, Caden, Jaxon, and Leah Christensen, Nicholas (Kacey) Brown; great grandchildren, Graycen, Aubrey E., Aubrey M., Aiden, Calum, Mona, Fallon, and Callie; brothers, Richard (Joyce) Brown, Don (Carol) Brown, Art (Deb) Truitt; sister, Laurel Sutton; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Scott Brown and 17 siblings.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring Street, Dover, WI, Friday, June 21, 2024, 11 am. Please meet at the office parking lot for procession to the chapel.