Maurice "Buzz" Brown

  • Funeral Date: 8/27/16
  • Funeral Time: 10 AM
  • Date of Birth: 2/02/45
  • Date of Death: 8/22/16
  • Funeral Location: Church of St. Dominic

Maurice “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 Fairway Foods in Northfield. 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.


  1. Shari Rae { Smith} Quast

    My deepest Sympathy goes out to the family of Buzz. He was always such a nice guy in school and so friendly. May your memories of Buzz help you in many ways to heal your loss. Shari Quast Waseca Mn

  2. Jeanie Owens

    Buzz always had a smile on his face and was very kind to us all at St Olaf. We will miss him.

  3. Mary Ellen O'Connell-Morris

    My heartfelt thoughts are with all of Buzz’ family during this time of sadness. I’m sorry that I couldn’t extend my sympathy in person. Buzz’ dad, and my Mom, were brother and sister.