November 1, 2018 at 2:20 p.m.
Jack (Andy) was born June 30, 1958 in Dallas, Texas to Jack and Sandra Brown. He graduated from North Garland High School in Texas. After graduation, he worked as a shipping foreman for Barnes Lumber, in Dallas. He and his wife, Suzanne, began their love story in 1981. They married and were blessed with three children; Ian, Dallas and Molly. Locating to Minnesota brought him to his true profession. He became a tree trimmer for Asplundh, Co., Wright’s Tree Service, and ran his own business, Wild River Tree Service. He took great pride in doing well by the customer.
Jack was preceded in death by his dad, Jack Andrew Brown and his sister, Cynthia Anne Travis, and his step-father Robert Black.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne Marie (Faint), children; Ian Allan Brown (Katie), Dallas Dylan Brown (Rachael) and Molly Morgan Hetrick (Scott), grandchildren: Addabelle Cecilia Brown, Jackson Daniel Brown and Gage J.D. Ives; Mother Sandra Louise Black of Harrison, Arkansas; father-in-law Robert L. Faint of Stillwater, Minnesota; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; niece Susan King and nephew Kody Travis of Texas.
Jack spent many happy times riding his motorcycles. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors. He found his closeness with God best when he was in nature’s wonders. He was an intelligent man who read newspapers regularly, enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy. People knew him as a friend who would help them any way that he could. He liked the opportunity to volunteer in his community and give to many charities. He helped with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts for many years. Jack was proud of his time as a t-ball and baseball coach and the fun his teams had. He was happy to serve the Taylors Falls Lions as their treasurer, which he was volun.. forced into, when he missed a meeting! He was proud of the Lions’ service in the community. Jack was a friend to all, the king of all dad jokes, enjoyed his beer and playing cards with the family and friends. He claimed he could sleep and watch T.V. at the same time. He was a man who still played like a big kid. Jack was a unique man and was quite happy to be himself in any situation. When he is remembered, people recall him being very funny and telling hilarious stories. He loved to make people smile and laugh. He also loved to laugh. As a couple, Jack and Suzanne knew they were both lucky to have found each other and to have had so many years of friendship, laughter and unending love. He was always very proud of his children and loved them so very much. He felt lucky to be their dad.
During his final days, when someone would say, “I love you.” He would smirk and say, “Ya, everybody loves me.” He knows he was loved by many, many people and loved them also. He was so very grateful for all the phone calls, cards and visitors he had. We will have Jack Brown’s party on Saturday, November 17 from 5-9 p.m. at the Taylors Falls Community Center. Our remembrance gathering will be at 5:30 p.m. Please come and share your sorrow, memories and laughter.
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