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Neale R. Brown, 86, of Nevis, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Neale was born Sept. 3, 1927 to Roy and Alice Brown in Eagle Bend. He attended school in Eagle Bend.

He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1945 to 1947.

Neale married Priscilla Bergman June 29, 1948.

Neale worked as a buttermaker in the Eagle Bend and Alexandria creameries. Later in Howard Lake he worked in the plumbing business.

In 1970, the family moved to Nevis where Neale farmed and later drove school bus for Park Rapids Dist. 309 for 20 years.

Neale loved hunting, fishing and was a Yankee fan.

Neale will be lovingly remembered by his wife, of 66 years, Priscilla of Nevis; five children, Greg (Crystal) Brown of Park Rapids, Mary (Chuck) Flygare of South Haven, Jeff Brown of St. Cloud, Cheryl (Brad) Akre of Park Rapids, and Ronnie Brown of Nevis; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, grandson, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Service: Private services will be held at a later date.