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Hjalmer "Jim" Brown, Edgerton, WI, and Bradenton, FL (1934-2014)

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February 7, 2014

June 6, 1934 - January 31, 2014

Hjalmer "Jim" Brown, age 79, of Edgerton, WI, and Bradenton, FL, went home to be with the Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 6, 1934, in Stoughton, WI, the son of the late George W. and Anna (Harried) Brown. Hjalmer married Sally Meehan on Dec. 29, 1956, and they lived in Edgerton, WI, where they raised their three children. Hjalmer worked at General Motors for 42 years, where he was affectionately known as "Brownie". He loved going to the car races on Saturday nights with his friends and having family gatherings, especially if food was being served. Hjalmer had a kind heart and gentle spirit and was very loyal to his family who always came first. Hjalmer and Sally spent the winters in Bradenton, FL, and summers at their Edgerton home, until his health wouldn't allow him to travel anymore.

Hjalmer is survived by the love of his life and best friend, his wife, Sally; one daughter, Cindy Goodger; one son, James (Laura) Brown; grandchildren: Jesse Brown, Vanessa (Tom Cornford) Dykeman, Lyndsey (Brandon Livick) Brown, Brian (Diana) Goodger, Alyssa, Jessica and Gabe Richtmyer (their father David Richtmyer); great-grandchildren: Samara Peterson, Xander Cornford, Braden Thostenson, Alden Goodger; two sisters, Dorothy (Jim) Koch and Delores (Wes) Lausted; one stepsister, Darlene (Charles) Rusch. Hjalmer was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Teresa Richtmyer; his brother, George Brown; his sister, Jean Quam; two stepsisters, Mildred (Edwin) Leeger and Betty (George) Thiele.

Hjalmer will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

No services will be held at this time.

 



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