Robert “Bob” Brown


Robert “Bob” Brown, 79, Bismarck, passed away on Dec. 28, 2020 in a Bismarck Hospital.  Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home with Msgr. Gene Lindemann officiating.  A livestream of the service will be available on the Funeral Home Facebook page and later posted on their website.  Burial will be held at the Sterling Cemetery in the Spring.  For those attending, please practice social distancing and wear masks.


Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home.


Bob was born on August 7, 1941 to Roy and Maxine (See) Brown in Bismarck.  He grew up in Sterling, North Dakota.  He graduated from Bismarck High School and attended Bismarck Junior College for 2 years.


He married DeLayne Trautmann on May 28, 1982, in Menoken.  In 2010 they began to winter in Sun City West, AZ.


Bob along with his brother, Bill and Dad, Roy, worked with and raised cattle all their life.  They progressed from a commercial herd to a purebred Simmental Ranch.  Bob continued to be attached to cattle all his life – never missing a bull sale and making special visits to the Kunkel Ranch at New Salem to work and see his lifelong friend, Dusty.  Bob did grounds work around their condominium and continued his love for farming by having a space at the Bismarck Community Garden.  He grew tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beets, onions and he even experimented with a cotton plant.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan and also loved the Philadelphia Eagles and the NDSU Bison.  He was an avid bowler and golfer.  Bob enjoyed cooking and baking.  He was so very proud of the things he made and was so worried they would not be right.  Always successful.  He was constantly playing practical jokes.  Anyone he could trick – watch out – he got you.


He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-eight years, DeLayne, Bismarck, brother:  Bill (Rhonda) Brown; sisters:  Rosa Lee (Clayton) Wolt, Sharon Brown; brother-in-law:  David Trautmann; sisters-in-law:  Genevieve Trautmann, Pam (Daryl) Halvorson, Jane Trautmann and numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Maxine Brown, grandparents; brother, Richard Brown; sisters:  Royann Brown and Mary Brown; brother-in-law:  Charles Trautmann; niece:  Vicki Schimetz and all his aunts and uncles.


The recording of the service is posted here.

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