Howard E. “Howie” Brown

Howard E. Brown, 78, Minot, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in a Minot nursing home.

Howard E. Brown was born Nov. 28, 1934, to Earl and Mabel (Tegmeier) Brown, near Berthold. He was raised and educated in Berthold and as a teenager began working for Great Northern Railroad. In 1995, he retired from Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad following 42 years of faithful service to the company in the track department.

He married Rose Dokken Napora on Oct. 19, 1993. They made their home in Minot. Howard enjoyed yard work, eating out and spending time at Strawberry Lake.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Minot, the Minot Moose Club and the National Association Of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees.

Howard is survived by: wife, Rosie; stepsons, Robert (Kristin) Napora, Belleville, Wis., and Richard (Jen) Napora, Minot; and one grandson, Xander Napora, Belleville, Wis.; brother, Harold (Linda) Brown, Fargo; sisters, Vivian (Ken) Keyes and Marion Eschenko, both of Minot; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Earl Francis Brown, Willard Brown and infant, Gerald Brown.

Funeral service: Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. in First Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Wildrose Cemetery, Berthold.

Visitation: Today, July 10, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to First Lutheran Church, Minot.

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