Karen "Carrie" Brown age 102 of Jackson, MN, formerly of Westbrook, MN died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in Jackson. Services will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Westbrook. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Internment will be in the Westbrook Cemetery, with a luncheon served, immediately following the burial, in the funeral home. The Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home of Westbrook is handling the arrangements.
Karen "Karrie" Brown was born November 26, 1912 to Thomas N. Thomsen and Marin H. (Nielson) Thomsen on the family farm near Westbrook, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. After completing the 8th grade in country school, Karen helped her parents and older sister on the family farm, until getting a job as a helper on another area local farm doing house and farm chores. Karen always enjoyed Gardening and farming and also raising Ducks and Geese.
While working on the farm she met her future husband, William "Bill" H. Brown. They were married on the Thomsen family farm on September 30, 1936. Bill and Karen purchased and farmed an acreage near Tracy, MN until the mid 1940's at which time, Karen's parents moved in the family farm near Westbrook, MN. Karen was member of Trinity Lutheran church in Westbrook, and was a Christian women of peace, patience, kindness and understanding.
Karen is survived by her son, Robert "Bob" Brown (Cathie) of Jackson, MN; two daughters, Beverly (Darvin) Johnson of Slayton, MN and Barbara (Bradley) Perkins of Jackson, MN; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 5 great- great grandchildren.
Proceeding her in death were her parents, Tom and Maren Thomsen, husband, Bill (in 1994) and a son, Kenneth (in 1969) and her sister, Elsine Thomsen.