Sherman George Brown
Thursday, April 23, 1936
Date of Death:
Sunday, September 19, 2021
85 years old
Sherman George Brown
Sherman G. “Tip” Brown, 85, of Rochester, MN, died Sunday, September 19, 2021 at home.
Sherman was born in Rochester on April 23, 1936 to Ray and Alice Brown (Plemling). He graduated from Lourdes High School in 1954. On June 12, 1964, he married Donna Riddle at United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, Minnesota. Twenty five years later, they remarried at St. Francis Church in Rochester. He lived in Rochester all of his life working maintenance at Rochester Public Schools. He also drove school bus for over a decade, continuing after retirement, as he enjoyed helping kids.
Sherman loved watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. After retirement he and Donna traveled around the country visiting many ball parks, including the Twins training camp in Fort Meyers, Florida. An animal lover, he cared for and loved his many pets and grand pets. He enjoyed spending time with family over meals and holidays.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Douglas of Minneapolis, Matthew of Rochester and Eric (Tina) of Charlotte, NC; and daughter, Kerri (Ryan) Kroeze of Rochester; grandsons Zachary and Everett Brown; and brother, Joseph Brown of St. Paul and Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Alice; siblings, Duane, Ray, Rodney, Alice aka “Max”, Mary, Margaret, Audrey; and an infant daughter.
Memorial Gifts are preferred to Paws and Claws (Animal Rescue) in Rochester, MN.
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We are sorry for your loss, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna, Doug, Matt, Eric & Kerri,
I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of visiting you all in Rochester. I am thinking of you all.
Uncle Sherm was always such a welcome presence at family gatherings over the years. As one of the few Brown family members still in Minnesota growing up, Sherm was a reminder of what shaped my identity and a offered a valuable perspective of our proud family lineage.
Sherman did not talk a lot at our coffee group , but when he did, it was always with meaningful, and much appreciated words. He will be missed.
Donna, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you begin your journey through this sorrow.
Love, Patty Jo Morris