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Eugene Lawrence Brown

February 1, 2019
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Eugene Lawrence Brown

Completed his journey on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the age of 81 years after his battle with cancer. He has joined his loving wife Marguerite (nee Murphy) Brown along with his daughter Deborah Gannon and his son Thomas Brown. Gene was the loving father of James Brown and Steven Brown and the father-in-law of Joseph Gannon and Karen Brown. He was the special grandfather to Daniel Gannon, Matthew (Amy) Gannon, Anthony (Courtney) Gannon, Bethany (Michael) Schmid, Jennifer Brown, Kevin Brown, Brian Brown, Eric (Alyssa) Brown, Murphy Brown and Kennedy Brown and great-grandfather of Jacob, Caleb, Mason, Brayden, Stella and Benjamin Gannon and Parker, Bailey and Skylar Brown. Gene was also the fond brother of Marilyn (Robert) Servais, Michael Brown and Joan (Fabian) Gutierrez. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Magdalene Brown and his daughter-in law Sandra Brown, in addition to being survived by many relatives and friends.

Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Gene and Marguerite raised their family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before spending retirement in both Florida and Black River Falls, Wisconsin, finally settling in Fredonia, Wisconsin for their senior years.

Gene served in the United States Coast Guard for 4 years and the Milwaukee Police Department for 30 years retiring as a Detective. He was also a member of the Milwaukee Police Department Bomb Squad.

The family would like to thank Dr. Allen Torkelson and the staff at Aurora Grafton Cancer Care along with the Horizon Hospice staff and the staff at Forest Haven Assisted Living in Fredonia, Wisconsin for the care they gave Dad.

A memorial gathering will be held for Mr. Brown on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 10:00am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon, all at St. Bernadette Catholic Church 8200 West Denver Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Burial will take place at a later time in Catholic Cemetery in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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