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In Memory of Jeff Brown

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday March 25, 2021
Family of Christ Lutheran Church
285 County Rd E
Houlton WI, 54082

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday March 25, 2021
Family of Christ Lutheran Church
285 County Rd E
Houlton WI, 54082

Jeff Brown, age 45, of Houlton, WI, struggled with mental illness and, after a courageous battle, took his life on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Jeff was born on May 29, 1975 in St. Paul, Minnesota to parents Gary and Joyce (Schmoeckel) Brown. He graduated from Hudson High School and continued his education at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where he obtained a degree in Finance. He received his MBA from St. Cloud State University. He was proud of his many years of work at US Bancorp Investments. It was when he was in college in Duluth that he met the love of his life, Angie Weyer. They were married on August 7, 1999 and were blessed with three wonderful daughters.

Jeff was a thoughtful man, devoted husband and father, and always wanted to help others whenever he could. His strong and calm demeanor was a comfort to those around him. He loved spending time with his daughters, playing with them on the soccer field, golfing, and having movie nights. His happy place was up at the cabin, where he spent many weekends with family and friends entertaining many with his great sense of humor. His favorite hobbies included: soccer, golf, and watching the Vikings.

He will remain in the hearts of his wife, Angie; daughters: Isabel, Gillian, and Ava; mother, Joyce Brown; siblings: Jody (Troy) Timm, Pam (Frank) Greer, Mark (Glenda) Brown, and Kim (Mitch) Eichman; mother-in-law, Debbie Weyer; father-in-law, Mark (Wendy) Weyer; and many brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gary Brown; and grandparents, Gib and Eulah Schmoeckel and Ed and Nyla Brown.

A Visitation for Jeff will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Family of Christ Church, 285 County Rd. E, Houlton from 9-11AM, with a Funeral Service to follow at 11AM at the church. Masks will be required at church. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.

Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

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    • To the Brown family, though it has been many years since I’ve seen Angie and Jeff, I have fond memories of our time together at UMD. We are so very sad to hear about the loss of Jeff and we will keep you in our prayers.
      Hugs to you all.
      🙏❤🙏
      Amy & Pat Senn

    • Angie, Isabel, Gillian, Ava and extended family,

      We are SO deeply saddened and sorry for your loss!! Jeff was such a kind soul and we are just heartbroken with you for your loss!! You all have been in our constant thoughts and prayers and will continue to be as you go forward. We pray that you will find some peace and comfort in your memories and knowing that Jeff is with our Loving Father!

      Good for you for shedding a light and being honest about the hard truth of mental illness that affects so many people and families these days.

      We will be there tomorrow to celebrate Jeff’s life and support his loved ones during this most difficult time.

      Blessings for God’s Eternal Love & Peace for Jeff and your family!
      Jen, Brent, Ruby & Addy Mitchell

    • To The Brown Family,
      I am so sorry for loss. I worked with Jeff when he was at Ameriprise many years ago.. He was always a smart and kind man. I remember him always as great business leader and family man. I will keep you in my prayers. I will pray for strength and comfort for you all. God bless to all his family and friends.

    • Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of such a kind and gentle soul. I have worked with Jeff for 20 years at U.S. Bank and he was always a pleasant, calming presence, even in the face of deadlines and stressful projects. Like many commenting here, I feel deep regret that I had no idea about his internal suffering. By acknowledging this in his obituary, you help to being light to this disease and give us all purpose to find ways to more meaningfully connect with our co-workers, friends and neighbors. You have my deepest sympathies.

    • It has been many years since I saw Jeff. Still, I have many fond memories of him, from my days in Hudson….Booster youth sports, high school, memories with the Brown family, wrestling, etc. I always enjoyed being around and spending time with Jeff. Rest in peace Jeff.

      To the Brown family and all of my Hudson friends connected to the family and Jeff. I am sorry for this devastating loss. Love and peace to you.

    • Terry and I wish there were words that would reduce the pain of losing Jeff. We hope that all the wonderful memories from the years you spent together will bring you moments of joy! We have witnessed Your amazing love for each other. This will get you through the difficult days.

      Our sincerest condolences…
      Terry and Tami

    • Jeff, I hope you find peace and comfort in your eternal rest. I’m happy I had the opportunity to know you in high school. You were always funny, kind and courteous.

      To the Brown family,
      I’m so very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. Please try and take comfort in the fond memories you have of Jeff. He was truly loved and respected by many.

    • Jeff, all of us at Broadridge are deeply saddened by your passing. We enjoyed spending quality & fun time with you both in work settings as well as on the golf course. We are further saddened that due to your always happy disposition, we were so unaware of your internal pain, but hope you are at peace now.

      Angie, it was a pleasure meeting you in Florida in 2019. As a parent, I struggle to comprehend what you and the girls are dealing with right now. I can only say that Jeff always talked about his love of his family and even abandoned us onetime on the golf course to make it home in time to attend one of your girls’ soccer games.

      Jeff, you will be remembered and missed. Rest In Peace.

      Brendan

    • Jeff,

      I have worked with you on and off for the last 20+ years and to think that I will no longer see you when I walk in the door makes me very sad. I wish I had known that you were struggling or been able to do something to ease your burden. You always had an amazing work ethic and were someone that was always willing to listen to everyone’s thoughts and ideas. We have truly lost a great asset both as a person and professionally.

      To Angie and the girls,
      I am so sorry for your loss and can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. Remember the good times and all the laughs and smiles that you had together and know that at least the suffering he felt inside is now over. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. <3

    • Jeff, thank you for everything. Your support, your knowledge, your friendship when we visited. We had some good laughs and shared some good stories. When you meet up with Jarrod, have a good laugh together.

      Angie and girls, I work at (SunGard / FIS / Phase3) however Jeff mentioned our company. Jeff was a great person. He always made us feel welcome when we visited. Jeff was down to earth and knew his priorities of his family. Prayers to all of you. Always remember the good times, they will put a smile on your face. With my deepest sympathy, Fred.

    • Pam, Angie and Families,
      I am so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace in time… I will continue to pray for you and your families each night and that Jeff is at peace. God bless all of you! Joan Simpson

    • We are so deeply sorry for your loss. It’s difficult to know exactly what to say and what to do for you during this time, so please do not hesitate to reach out. We’re members of your neighborhood family and are here for you whenever you need anything!!

      Our family has lifted your family in prayer to find joy in your memories of Jeff and to find peace and comfort from family and friends in these days and months ahead.

      With deepest sympathy,
      The Amundson Family – Jeff, Jeanette & Dalton

    • Our hearts go out to the entire Brown family. We are so sorry. The Chukel Family.

    • To the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories bring comfort to you in this time of sorrow. Thinking of you all. Kari and Parker 💕

    • Jeff, to know you was a privilege. You are and will continue to be missed for years to come and I will miss your smile, your witt and your kindness.

      To your family,

      I worked with Jeff for the last 15 years. He was a good man and was excellent at his job, but an even better leader and friend. I pray for you peace and acceptance as having lost children and other loved ones, I know the pain you are feeling and I am so very sorry..