The Rev. Robert Lee Brown Sr.

Jan. 14, 1928 May 25, 2010


The Rev. Robert Lee "Bob" Brown Sr. of Waukesha, formerly of West Virginia, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, surrounded by family at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 82. He was born Jan. 14, 1928, in West Virginia, the son of Eugene and Ollie (Hogarth) Brown.

Bob was united in marriage to Lucille Oliver on March 12, 1947. After proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy and Army, Bob became an ordained minister and served various churches over the years in West Virginia. He also spent many years working as a coal miner. Upon retirement, Bob and Lucille moved to Wisconsin and have resided in Waukesha. He will be remembered as a hard worker and beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife of 63 years, Lucille Brown of Waukesha; four children, Lucille Brown of Waukesha, Robert L. (Becky) Brown Jr. of Minnesota, Mike (Kathy) Brown Sr. of California and Gregory (Laurie) Brown Sr. of Waukesha; grandchildren, Teri (Jeff) Karlinsky, Steven Krivitz, Kelly Jacobson, Jaime Decker, Robert L. (Maria) Brown III, Billy Lee Brown, Mike Brown Jr., Molly (Andy) Budd, Felicia (Carlos) Garduno, Gregory A. Brown Jr. and Cassandra Brown; great-grandchildren, Tony, Zak, Kodi, Stephanie, Samantha, Tom, Julia, Josh, Kasey, Alexis, Jordyn, Brady, Kalie, Alyassa and Yanitza; and brothers, Ralph Brown of Tennessee and George Brown of West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Annabelle Heck; brother, Eugene Brown; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, May 27, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Prairie Home Cemetery, with full military honors presented by D.J. Martin American Legion Post 8. Please meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in the geriatric and oncology units.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.