Brown, Gary Edward 74, grew up in Prairie du Chien, WI, the oldest of 4 children. He married Julie Brown in 1993 at the home they built on the bluff of the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Park, MN. Gary attended UW Platteville for civil engineering and received a Master's degree in public administration at Hamline. He worked as city engineer or administrator for the cities of Brooklyn Park, Hastings, Worthington & Winona; Senior Engineer for RLK & Pinnacle Engineering; and also taught young engineers at North Hennepin Community College for 15 years. Gary was the 2020 President of Brooklyn Park Rotary and participated in the Model Trains club. He was an avid bow hunter, woodworker & birdwatcher. Gary passed on October 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents Myrl & Gladys Brown and brother Jeff Brown. He is survived by wife Julie Brown, stepchildren Dan & Allison Husman, grandchildren Charlie, Daisy, Stella & Calliope, siblings Rick Brown & Barbara Baxter, sister-in-law Monica Brown & many other relatives & friends. In lieu of flowers, gifts honoring Gary may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at…. A celebration of Gary's life will take place Oct. 26 at Leopold's Mississippi Gardens in Brooklyn Park 4-7pm. A private service will be held at the Basilica of St. Mary.

Published on October 18, 2020