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Maurice “Buzz” Brown

brown_maurice-obit-pic-336x521-193x300Maurice “Buzz” Brown, age 71, of Northfield, formerly of New Prague, died Monday, August 22, 2016, at his home.

Buzz was born February 2, 1945, in St. Peter, the son of William and Frances (Sullivan) Brown. He was raised in Le Center and graduated from high school there. He married Kathleen Selly in Le Center and the couple made their home in New Prague. Buzz worked for National Foods and later for Fareway Foods in Northfield. Buzz and Kathleen later divorced. For the past 15 years, Buzz has been working at St. Olaf College.

He is survived by two sons: Robert of Las Vegas, NV, Jeff of Montgomery; a daughter Heather of New Prague; two granddaughters, Jordyn and Paityn; his brothers William, Jr. (and Kay) of St. Peter, Kevin (and LeAnn) of Cleveland, and Thomas (and Pat) of Franklin Kentucky; his sisters Lois (and Ron) Solheid of Belle Plaine, Margaret “Peggy” (and Jerry) Cooney of Le Center, Marilyn (and Curt) Schueneman of Mankato, and Denise (and Harold) Honken of Nicollet. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 beginning at 10 AM at Church of St. Dominic in Northfield. Visitation will be on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Bierman Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will at St Thomas Cemetery in Le Sueur.


ramsay-dolores-small-226x300Dolores Ramsay, age 90 of Northfield, passed away with family by her side on Wednesday evening, August 24, 2016, at Three Links Care Center.

Dolores Lenore Ramsay was born September 8, 1925, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Edgar and Silinda (Alvord) Berg. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, attended St. Lawrence School, and graduated from Faribault High School in 1943. Following her education she worked for Western Union in Northfield. In 1953, she began working for Northwestern Bell. On September 22, 1955, Dolores married Lyle E. Ramsay at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. After marriage they made their home in Northfield. In 1961, Dolores began working at First National Bank in Northfield and remained there until retiring in 1993. Lyle passed away on November 18, 1976. Over the years Dolores shared a sister-like relationship with her younger cousin Marilyn Sherwin and was always considered part of the Sherwin family.

Dolores was a member of the Church of St. Dominic and enjoyed antiques and collectibles. She was always well dressed, had a good sense of humor, a memorable chuckle, and enjoyed a good joke and making people laugh.

Survivors include cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three brothers Judson, Andrew and Lyle Berg.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM, Monday, August 29, 2016, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Northfield.

Dolores’ family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Three Links Care Center for the wonderful and loving care Dolores received.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.