Paul E. Brown

Born: Sun., Jul. 4, 1943
Died: Wed., Apr. 21, 2021

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Paul E. Brown, age 77 of Mankato, passed away on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at Central Health Care Inc. in Le Center, MN.
Private graveside services with military honors will be held at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Mankato. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is assisting the family with arrangements.
  Paul was born on July 4, 1943 to Henry Russell and Evelyn Bertha (Wilfahrt) Brown in New Ulm, MN. He graduated from Cathedral High School in New Ulm. On August 4, 1961 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country until his honorable discharge on August 4, 1964. On August 10, 1968 he was united in marriage to Grace Ann Sayler in Mankato. After their marriage Paul and Grace Ann raised their family and resided in the Mankato area. For 36 years, Paul was employed by the United States Postal Service in Mankato. He was a longtime member of the NARFE (National American Retired Federal Employees), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), and the North Mankato American Legion Post #518.
  He is survived by his wife Grace Ann of Mankato; son, Jeff Brown of St. Peter; daughter, Michelle (Mike) Forliti of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Mariah, Jeffrey, and Hunter Brown, Kailey and Kari Forliti; brother, Dennis (Mona) Brown of Lakefield; sister, Margaret (Megan) Freeman of New Ulm; by many other relatives and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; three sisters.

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Mary Clare Hunt
   Posted Fri April 23, 2021
GraceAnn I remember Paul being the "oldest" brother next to Mary Ellen. I have a memory of dancing with all the Wilfahrt "my generation" cousins at his and your wedding. His sense of humor along with Mary Ellen's came from his dad, Henry. You may feel like you've lost Paul but he's in your memory and heart, and better yet he's in the heart of The Lord. Condolences to your family.

Jeff Scott
   Posted Fri April 23, 2021
Grace Ann, I am so sorry for your loss of Paul. I was shocked to hear about it. I started thinking is all the times we spent together in Mankato in the 60-70s. Golfing, Meatless, St Louis, Paul pacing Sherri's floor with me in Fargo. All that and more good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul....RIP

Gary and Annette Spiess
   Posted Sat April 24, 2021
Our sympathy to the family for your loss.

Liz Stejskal and Tim Whisler
   Posted Sun April 25, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Brown family at Paul's passing. It was always good to see him in New Ulm at the Wilfahrt Family reunion. We will miss him.

LaVerne Hoffman
   Posted Mon April 26, 2021
Heard of Paul's passing on KTOE obituaries this morning, sympathy to the entire family. Paul was a great back yard neighbor to us when we were in Webster and you on Quincy. We would still be on Webster if the city had left us alone. I saw Paul a while back at Cub grocery store. He was sitting in his chair outside waiting for a ride or someone inside. Had a delightful visit with him. You have your very own angel watching over you. Tony and later g Hoffman, former neighbors.

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