In Memory of Wayne Brown

Gathering of Family and Friends

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday October 19, 2019
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of River Falls
225 South 3rd Street
River Falls WI, 54022

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Wayne Joseph Brown, age 66 of River Falls WI, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Wayne was born September 18, 1953 in Saint Paul MN to parents Joseph and Helen (Linder) Brown. Wayne graduated from Mahtomedi High School with the Class of 1972, and furthered his education at 916 Vo-Tech, where he studied truck driving and mechanics. He was united in marriage to Donna Jensen on January 8, 1988.

Wayne knew many people from his years spent working as a truck driver. Outside of work, Wayne loved being around people, wearing his cowboy boots and hats, and dancing. He especially loved the music of Elvis. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping up north, gardening, hunting, and fishing the Trimbelle River. Wayne had an affinity for his Chevy trucks, was a dedicated fan of the Green Bay Packers, and liked going to truck and tractor pulls. He cherished time spent with his kids and grandkids, and his good friends, the Pedersen family. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Wayne is survived by his children, Keith (Katie) Brown, Travis (Andrea) Brown, Crystal (Jason) VanHavermaet, and Jared (Sidney) Brown; his grandchildren, Adisyn, Jens, Taylor, John, Savannah, Nolan, and Rowan; siblings, Judy (Del), Margie (Dave), Wanda, Karen, Dean, and Melinda; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen; and aunts and uncles;

To honor the life and memory of Wayne Brown, a Gathering of Family and Friends will take place from 12:00-3:00pm on Saturday, October 19th at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 225 S. 3rd Street in River Falls WI. Those attending are encouraged to wear their favorite Green Bay Packers attire. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls, WI. 715-425-5644

Wayne's Tribute Wall

Tributes (6):

  • Wayney Joe. It is heartbreaking that you have left so soon, our loss is definitely Heaven’s gain. You were always the bright spot in the room, full of laughter and fun. I will never forget the times you fixed my cars when we were young, the great polka dancer you were, the nights at Blaine Legion club, the countless volleyball games at my parents house and the time we took first place in Mpls at the New Year’s Eve twist dance contest. May God bless you on your journey and may God Bless your family with peace and ease their pain. You will be so missed by so many.

  • Crystal — Really saddened to hear of your Father’s passing. Though I did not know him, he must have been a great man and father as you are such a wonderful person. My thoughts are with you.

  • To the family of Wayne Brown. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Joe and I will miss his daily drive-bys with a honk and friendly wave. And we really enjoyed it when he stopped in to chat about motors and life. We’ll miss you Wayne!
    Joe Schorn & Roxi Levens

  • Brown Family- so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers love and support your way.

    Our deepest condolences Gary and Tracy Wang

  • Do sorry for your loss wayne was so much fun I used to pick on him cause he always warr packer gear than one time when the vikes bet the packers I said you wear purple cause packers lost but he didnt he ware packer we cant make it on sat but we will be thinking of you guys love jim and char bonse