Obituary: Robert Gerald "Rudy" Brown
November 4, 2022
Robert Gerald "Rudy" "Ol' Man" Brown passed away in Houston, Texas on Oct. 17, 2022. He was born in Rochester, Minnesota to Corinne and Allen "Bud" Brown on March 26, 1951.
He was a proud union glazier, retiring in 2012. In 1991, he moved from Duluth with his family to Houston, where helped build most of the hospitals in the Houston Medical Center.
Most people will remember him for his amazing Texas-style smoked barbeque.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Susanna "Susie" Kettner Nikko. She passed the month before. They never could be apart for very long. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brother Jimmy (Diane) Brown; daughter Heather Brown-Peterson with grandson Landry; daughter Jennifer Brown Clouse; daughter Krista Stroh with grandchildren Sophia Elin and Liefie Rae; son Robert Brown with grandson Brendan Brown; son Bill (Katie) Brown with granddaughter Sidney Lou and grandson Ethan; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Celebration of Life for Rudy and Susie will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Third Base Bar in Carlton.