Darell C. Brown

March 9, 1937-Aug. 10, 2014

Darell C. Brown, 77, Bemidji, Minn., formerly of Berthold and Los Angeles, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Colleen’s Caring Hands Assisted Living in Bemidji.

Darell Charles Brown was born March 9, 1937, the son of Harry A. and Mabel P. (Pederson) Brown, in Minot. He was raised and educated in Berthold, graduating from Berthold High School in 1955. He then attended Minot State University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1960.

Darell enlisted in the Army on Sept. 26, 1961. He proudly served his country and was stationed at Fort Ord, Calif., and was honorably discharged Aug. 20, 1963.

Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he taught school in Nevada for a short time.

He then made his home in Los Angeles, where he started working for the Los Angeles Public Library in March 1965. During this time, he also received a master’s degree in library science from the University of Southern California. He retired from there March 17, 1997, but continued to sub at the library and also donated his time toward special projects at the library as well.

Darell continued to reside in Los Angeles, until 2011, when he moved to Bemidji due to health reasons.

He enjoyed traveling, reading, genealogy and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving family includes: brothers, Ralph Brown, Berthold, and Joe (Carolyn) Brown, Berthold; nieces and nephews, Becky Bendikson, Barbara (Paul) Zuther, Ralph (Marlene) Brown Jr., Maylynn (Knute) Asmundson, Michael Brown, Eugene (Pat) Brown, Daniel Brown, Patricia Olson, Diane (Richard) Odegard, Susan (Timothy) Thoreson, Timothy Brown, Marie Berg, Deborah Berg Carmine, Patricia Berg (Tom Lund), Nancy Berg, Mary Jane Berg, Rebecca (Neil) Harski, Molly (Paul) Pashibin, Les (Robin) Taylor, Spencer (Stacy) Brown, Amy (Dean) Pederson, David Brown, Deborah (Timothy) Hunter, Tracey Bowers, Ronald (Kerry) Stafford, Joseph (Nancy) Brown, Jeffrey (Jill) Brown, Jacqulyn (Randy) Clark, Jerry (Kim) Brown, Jay Brown, John (Candace) Brown, James (Terri) Brown, Jennifer (Thomas) Hanson, Jordan (Mindy) Brown, Theresa Kinney, Marilyn Paisar, Gary Brown, Darla (Keith) Steele, Todd (Cindy) Brown, Jamie (Stanley) Johnston, Jody (Dean) Fox, Dale (Michelle) Brown, Dustin Brown, Annette Schultz, and Melissa (Andrew) Geray; special cousins, Dick (Jo) Pederson; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Darell was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Harold, Harry (JoAnn), James, Maynard and John “Jack” (Laurella) Brown; and sisters, Ruth (Joe) Berg, Jeanette (Merton) Schultz and Mae Brown; nephews, Charles Johnson and William Brown; and niece, Roxey Ellingford.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Berthold.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Today, Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Sharing of Memories: Friday, at 7 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: are preferred to Minnesota/Dakota Alzheimer’s Association.

Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at (www.thompsonlarson.com).