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Gawlen G. Brown

Gawlen George Brown Sr., age 49, of Crow Hill, ND passed away on April 2, 2020 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND with his loving family at his side.

Gawlen George was born September 6, 1970 to the late Stephen Brown Sr and Clara Brown of Crow Hill, ND. He graduated from C.C.C. College with a Business Associates Degree and Liberal Arts.  Gawlen worked at Valerie Merrick Library, Sioux Manufactory, Spirit Lake Casino and Resort.  He was a skilled mechanic and really loved working on vehicles which his father, Stephen Sr. taught him at a young age. 

Gawlen loved watching his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers.  No matter what the score was, he was always excited to hear anything when it came to the word, Green Bay Packers.  He was always calling his family members to watch the game and have them suit up in green and yellow; anybody not in those colors, he’ll give you the business.  Everyone knew him as a prankster who liked to play jokes on his buddies or either that, he would challenge anyone on a game of pool or bluff them just to play.  He also liked playing darts or just having a few cold ones with his buddies.  Gawlen also enjoyed hanging out with his siblings and of course, always making someone laugh.  He loved to cook and bake his favorite cake.  He cherished the time he spent with his family and siblings, along with his grandchildren which kept him on his feet and of course his best pal, Scooby-doo.  Gawlen’s life on Earth was short but the memories are many and forever on our hearts.

Gawlen is survived by his loving family, his spouse, Tara Spotted Bird of Crow Hill, ND; sons, Gawlen (Georgie) Brown Jr., and Thomas (Bumpus) Brown both of Crow Hill; daughter, Lacey Brown of Crow Hill; sisters, Lenore White Lightening of Fort Totten, Larina Bugg of Fort Totten, Elaine Brown of Grand Forks, Stephanie Ramon of Fort Totten, Jackie Peltier of Fargo, Darlys Longie of Crow Hill, Gwendolyn Brown of Crow Hill, Twyla Brown of Fort Totten and Vernetta Brown of Grand Forks; brothers, Steve Brown Jr. of St. Paul, MN and James Brown of Crow Hill; uncles, Francis Brown of St. Michael and many dear aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Stephen Brown Sr.; brother Robert (Bobby) Brown; sisters Carole Jane Brown, Carole (Rena) Brown, Carlene (Pearle) Brown, Ester Ann Brown and Celestine Brown; cousins Steve Stone, Kelly Stone and Eric Stone; nephews Jeffrey L. Robertson Sr., Thomas (Jasper) Short and Roberto (Beto) Ramon; niece Leonnae J. Brown and Clarence (Care Bear) Brown.

A Wake will begin Tuesday, 5:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 10:00AM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be held in the spring at the St. Jerome Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. I am so sorry to hear about Gawlen’s passing. To the family and friends, I send thoughts and prayers of peace and my deepest condolences.

  2. rest in peace my nephew it was a wonderful year when we camped with the youth that was the most excited year we sure will miss your smile and also your so called jokes rest in peace may tunkasina guide you home toksa ake

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family. May God be with you all more than EVER during this difficult time. Hugs and Prayers! RIP Cousin George!

  4. Rest In Peace Gawlen. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  5. Prayers to George’s family in their time of grief and sorrow, rest in peace cuz, you will be missed.

  6. Fly high cousin – you will be missed by many Thinking and praying for you today

  7. From Perry Mudgett and Family, sincere condolences

  8. Prayers to the family, so sorry for your loss. I remember him from high school he was a great guy. Funny and loved to laugh.

  9. Prayers and our deepest condolences for family and friends. 🙏🙏🙏

  10. Sending Many thoughts and Prayers to the family and friends, I’m so sorry to hear this about George, I remember him from high school years – we always had good laughs. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time .

  11. Sending prayers for George’s family. I will always have good memories of George. He could be quiet yet funny. He was truly one of the nicest guys. He was proud of his family. George will be missed.


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