Obit: Brown, Halbert D. (1880 - 1937)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 23 December 1937

Brown, Halbert D. (1 JAN 1880 - 18 DEC 1937)

Halbert D. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown was born in Appleton Jan. 1, 1880. His mother died when he was a boy about 14 years of age. In 1901 he together with his father, step-mother, and brother, Harry moved to Loyal from Hartford.

He was married to Miss Elsie Fauss of Loyal June 24, 1908. After their marriage they moved to Milwaukee where they were in the grocery business for about a year. They then returned to Loyal and lived on their farm about two miles west of the village. Here they made their home together until the death of his wife April 1, 1931 and here Hal continued to live until death called him. His death occurred Dec. 18, 1937, at 4:35 P. M. in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

He was of very quiet and retiring but always proved himself a good neighbor and those who knew him well appreciated his friendship.

Hal is survived by a few relatives. His brother Harry died Nov. 16, 1931, and his father died in California Nov. 18, 1936. The remaining relatives are a step-mother in California, two nephews, Harry of California and Charles of Loyal, and two nieces Mrs. Jane Brown Jacobi of Greenwood, and Mary of California.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were his father-in-law, Mr. Walter Fauss of Chippewa Falls; his sister-in-law and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Jones of Minneapolis; a sister-in-law Mrs. Harry Brown, Spencer; Mrs. Foster McIlhatten and son, Mrs. John Davel, and Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Swarthout, also of Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. West, Owen; and Mrs. Jane Jacobi, Greenwood. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at 2 P. M., Monday, Dec. 20th, with the Rev. R. J. Fleming officiating. His body was taken to Hartford for interment beside his mother.

Pall bearers were Mr. Frank Coryell, Mr. John Schweiger, Mr. Geo. Zuehlke, Mr. John Loppnow, Dr. G. W. Thurber and Mr. Frank Rueth. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Chester Smith, Mrs. Geo. Zuehlke, Mrs. Bert Brown, and Mrs., John Schweiger.



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