Food Culinary 17

Susan "Sue" Marie (Johlfs) Brown

June 9, 1951 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 69)


In loving Memory of

Susan “Sue” Marie Brown

Sue Brown was born on June 9, 1951, in Slayton, Minnesota to Wallace “Wally” and Carol (Bolin) Johlfs.  Sue grew up in Slayton and graduated from Slayton High School in 1969.  She married Gary Brown and they were later divorced.  Sue spent her entire life in Murray County until moving to the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy, MN, in 2019.  Sue’s joy and enthusiasm for cooking led her into the restaurant business.  She owned and operated the Country Host and Royal Loon, along with a large catering business, in Slayton, for many years.  She retired in 2012 due to failing health.  Sue would say her most significant accomplishment was being a mother.  Her sons inherited her kindness and desire to help others.  She was very proud of them and supported their endeavors in any way she could.  They also inherited her skill in the kitchen and behind a grill.  Sue also was a “mom” to her foreign exchange student Edison De Leon and his brother, Edgar, from Panama.  One of the things Sue enjoyed most was attending the sporting and musical events and plays of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She never missed an event even on the coldest night or when her health failed.  Sue would manage to find a parking place where she could watch from her car and listen to the game on KJOE. Sue passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Avera Medical Center in Marshall at the age of 69.  

Survivors include her two sons, Cory Brown and wife Karen, and David Brown both of Slayton, MN, four grandchildren, Megan Kruger and Daylen, Laney, and Dawson Brown, three great-grandchildren, Weston, Payton, and Madyson Kruger, five siblings and their spouses, Shannon (Wayne) Pederson, Sally (Tom) Berg, Bill Johlfs, Lynn (Dan) Iwaszko, and Kris (Jeff) Salmon, several nieces, nephews and their families and special friend and partner, David A. Swenson.  She is preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Chad and son Robert “Bob” Brown.  There is a very joyful reunion going on in heaven.

In an effort to keep everyone safe a celebration of her life will be held at a later time when all her family and friends can gather safely. 

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Family to do services at later date

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