Helen Margaret Brown


Helen Margaret Brown, age 86, of Coon Rapids, Minn. and Edmond, Okla.
Loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, and sister. Helen went to be with her Heavenly Father peacefully and surrounded by her family on Sept. 4, 2018.
She was preceded in death by husband, Bruce; son, Russell; parents, Herman and Anna Timm; brothers, Paul Timm, Edgar Timm, and Robert Timm.
She is survived by children, Jeff (Linda), Tamara (Glenn) Dean, Timothy, Valerie (Dan) Anderson; grandchildren, Erryn, Corey, Kris, Amanda, Judi, Michael, Briana, Kali; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Gilbertson, Don (Jean) Timm; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Helen was born in Monona County, Iowa, and grew up on a farm in Pipestone, Minn. She went on to school where she met her husband, Bruce. They raised five children in Coon Rapids, Minn. She had a love for the piano, playing for churches and weddings, taught in the elementary school system, volunteered in the community whether in Minnesota or Oklahoma, and learned to paint at age 70. Her recent years were enjoyed in Minnesota where she spent time with her sister Ruth.
Many thanks to Carefree Living in Brainerd and The Meadows on Fairview in Forest Lake.
A private celebration of life and interment with her loving husband at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memorials preferred to Operation Blessing International's Safe Water - Build a Well Project.
Published on September 6, 2018
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