A funeral mass will be held for Jack Henry Brown on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church. Father Todd Schneider will be the celebrant for the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at Summit Cemetery in Morris.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.
Jack Henry Brown, of Morris, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, October 7, in Benson, at the age of 94. Jack was born on November 16, 1925, in Darnen Township to Ola (Sells) & Frank Brown. He graduated from Morris High School in 1943. After high school, Jack was drafted into the Army on September 25, 1950 and served in the Korean War until September 7, 1952. He was baptized during this time, in Japan, on October 7, 1951. After his service, Jack attended and graduated from the Minneapolis Business College in 1954, and later attended the School of St. Philip Neri of Havenhill, Massachusetts, in 1955. After school he began excavating and landscaping, eventually taking over his brother’s business. He retired in 1989. Jack was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and the VFW.
Some of his hobbies included varmint hunting, driving for dealerships, watching sports, and coffee breaks with his friends. Jack was a very patient and loving man who will be dearly missed.
Jack is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents: Ola (Sells) & Frank Brown; his brothers: Leslie, Eugene, Russell, John, Kenneth, Frank Jr., Paul, and Richard, and his sisters: Iva, Bernice, Mildred, Elizabeth, Marguerite, Norma, and Leta.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in care of arrangements.