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Charles (Chuck) Drown

Charles Henry Drown was born on January 4, 1950, in Marshall, to Wilbur and Mary “Sis” (Kiley) Drown, the 15th of 17 children. Chuck grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Minneota. Chuck was united in marriage to Becky Weinhold. To this union were born four children: Amanda, Sam, Maria and Jimmy. Chuck drove truck for Bennet Brothers and Moberg Transport for over 30 years, retiring in January, 2016. He had many interests including fishing, woodworking, and vegetable gardening. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast. Chuck enjoyed barbequing and smoking, especially for family or other social occasions. Chuck died on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Centra Care St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN, due to complications from a cancer surgery. He is survived by his children Amanda Drown (and Jeff) of Wood Lake, Sam (and Karla) Drown of Marshall, Jimmy (and Barb) Drown of Russell, grandchildren Andrew, Jared, Justin and Nate, siblings Bill, David (and Carol,) Thomas (and Sandi,) Dee Paradis, Mary (and Chuck) Marcotte, Marcia Johnson, John (and Pat,) Dennis (and Anna,) Dorothy (and Randy) Reddig, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Maria, siblings Bob, Dick, Joe, Daniel, Jim, Marianne and Phillip. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Veteran's Park Project in Minneota.

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Thinking of you all and wishing we could be there with you. Love from AZ.

Jack, Chrisy, Bo and Em Sep 18 2017 5:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Drown

Cousin Carol Drown Simmons & Family Sep 18 2017 3:21 PM

Chuck will truly be missed as my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.

Cousin Carol Drown Simmons & Family Sep 18 2017 3:21 PM

We are saddend to hear about the loss of Chuck. We will keep the family in our prayers. With deepest sympathy.

Carla & Kevin Mayer Sep 18 2017 3:16 PM

With deepest sympathy. We are sending prayers for the family.

Carla & Kevin Mayer Sep 18 2017 3:10 PM

In remembering brother Chuck, I think of the good times and returning to Minneota for vacations.. Chuck always invited us for a cook out, with him doing the cooking. Always a delicious meal and plenty of entertainment. Of course, I'd do the clean up. A fair trade! Chuck, you are missed so very much and the void is huge. Rest in peace

Mary Drown Narcotic Sep 18 2017 11:14 AM

So sorry to hear this news. Remembering how lively our old neighborhood used to be - all those baseball games on the playground behind the convent. I wish I could attend the funeral, but know that my heart and thoughts are with you. I would have enjoyed catching up with my childhood neighbors. Sympathy & prayers

Betty J Thomsen (Fox) Sep 17 2017 7:34 PM

Sending my deepest sympathies to the Drown family. Chuck was such a nice guy. The community will miss him ...

Jan Faris Sep 17 2017 10:32 AM

Saddened how quickly one family's life can be changed so instantly. I can't think of any words......just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in Gods promises He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4. Psalm 37:29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. Matthew 5:5 Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth. Our sincere condolences.

Kenneth & Sharon Sep 17 2017 6:07 AM