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Ralph J. “Toby” Brown

Birth
Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Death
18 Nov 2019 (aged 88)
Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Lot 111, Block 47, Space 8
Memorial ID
204928370 View Source

Ralph J. Brown, 88

March 18, 1931 ~ November 18, 2019

Ralph was born and raised in Louisville, Nebraska but lived the majority of his life in Blair. He was a long time mechanic in the Blair area including time at Vinton Motors and Louis Fischer's Northside Auto Repair. He passed away Monday, November 18th at the Azria Health Care Center in Central City, Nebraska.

Ralph enjoyed playing cards with his friends, planting and maintaining a large garden each summer and especially tinkering with engines for his friends and family. Ralph's greatest joy was playing badminton, softball and kickball with his grandkids and great grandkids. He loved his "Fat Bud," his Black Chevy truck and anything sweet. Ralph served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Graveside services will be held for Ralph J. Brown, 88, on Monday, November 25th at 11 AM at the Blair Cemetery.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Helen, step-sons Donald and Robert Jewell and step-daughter Gwen Rasmussen.

Left to honor his memory are his step-son-in-law, Bill Rasmussen of Blair, and step-daughter-in-law, Jan Jewell of Trivoli, IL. His many grandchildren include Roxi (George) Hall, Rhonda Matney, Robin (Mark) Miller and Rick (Robbin) Rasmussen all of Blair.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in service to the family.

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from obituary printed in the Friday, November 22, 2019 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska and tributes from Campbell Funeral Home, Blair, Nebraska
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Ralph was my Step-Father-in-law. My wife and I stood up with Ralph and Helen when they got married. They were a good couple and Loved each other very much. We Double Dated before and after they got married. We always had a lot of fun no matter where we were or what we were doing. Ralph and I went deep sea fishing off the West Coast at Depot Bay , Oregon. Ralph got sick and fed the fish and I caught them and boy did I tease him about that! He said "I can not figure it out I rode in the bottom of a ship with hundreds of Men all the way across the Pacific to Japan and never got sick.. " He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace good Buddy. ~~~Bill Rasmussen

Uncle Ralph was my mom's younger brother! Uncle Ralph always had a joke to share or something to kid you about and always a smile!! Although he was Uncle Ralph Jr, to me he also was known as Toby in Louisville area! He was a wonderful husband to Aunt Helen! So many fond memories of this special couple! He will be missed by his family & many friends! RIP Uncle Ralph!--Jean Heim, niece, Louisville NE

Ralph J. Brown, 88

March 18, 1931 ~ November 18, 2019

Ralph was born and raised in Louisville, Nebraska but lived the majority of his life in Blair. He was a long time mechanic in the Blair area including time at Vinton Motors and Louis Fischer's Northside Auto Repair. He passed away Monday, November 18th at the Azria Health Care Center in Central City, Nebraska.

Ralph enjoyed playing cards with his friends, planting and maintaining a large garden each summer and especially tinkering with engines for his friends and family. Ralph's greatest joy was playing badminton, softball and kickball with his grandkids and great grandkids. He loved his "Fat Bud," his Black Chevy truck and anything sweet. Ralph served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Graveside services will be held for Ralph J. Brown, 88, on Monday, November 25th at 11 AM at the Blair Cemetery.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Helen, step-sons Donald and Robert Jewell and step-daughter Gwen Rasmussen.

Left to honor his memory are his step-son-in-law, Bill Rasmussen of Blair, and step-daughter-in-law, Jan Jewell of Trivoli, IL. His many grandchildren include Roxi (George) Hall, Rhonda Matney, Robin (Mark) Miller and Rick (Robbin) Rasmussen all of Blair.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in service to the family.

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from obituary printed in the Friday, November 22, 2019 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska and tributes from Campbell Funeral Home, Blair, Nebraska
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Ralph was my Step-Father-in-law. My wife and I stood up with Ralph and Helen when they got married. They were a good couple and Loved each other very much. We Double Dated before and after they got married. We always had a lot of fun no matter where we were or what we were doing. Ralph and I went deep sea fishing off the West Coast at Depot Bay , Oregon. Ralph got sick and fed the fish and I caught them and boy did I tease him about that! He said "I can not figure it out I rode in the bottom of a ship with hundreds of Men all the way across the Pacific to Japan and never got sick.. " He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace good Buddy. ~~~Bill Rasmussen

Uncle Ralph was my mom's younger brother! Uncle Ralph always had a joke to share or something to kid you about and always a smile!! Although he was Uncle Ralph Jr, to me he also was known as Toby in Louisville area! He was a wonderful husband to Aunt Helen! So many fond memories of this special couple! He will be missed by his family & many friends! RIP Uncle Ralph!--Jean Heim, niece, Louisville NE


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  • Created by: MrsB
  • Added: 22 Nov 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 204928370
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/204928370/ralph-j-brown: accessed ), memorial page for Ralph J. “Toby” Brown (18 Mar 1931–18 Nov 2019), Find a Grave Memorial ID 204928370, citing Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA; Maintained by MrsB (contributor 47910340) .