Kenneth L. Brown

SHAKOPEE – A memorial gathering for Kenneth L. Brown, 86, of Shakopee, formerly of Fairmont, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, with prayer and scripture readings at 10:30 a.m. at Cremation Society of Minnesota, in Edina.

Also, a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. April 26, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church, Fairmont, with interment in Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont.

Ken died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, on his birthday. Born and raised in his beloved hometown of Fairmont, Ken faithfully read the Sentinel each day to keep up on friends, family and town events. Ken, his father KM, brother Bill, and brother-in-law Ted Luetgers maintained a water well drilling business in Fairmont for many years.

Ken was preceded in death by wife, Phyllis Johanson Brown.

He is survived by wife, MaryAnn; brother, Bill Brown; sister, Shirley (Ted) Luetgers; daughters, Karen (Don) Rick, and Susan (Dan) Lapierre; step-children, Brenda Moellman, Marla Turner, Scott Moellman (fiance Deanna Coleman), and Carol Torvik; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ken had an abundant love of life, nature and people. He had a smile, humor and stories for everyone. He will surely be missed.