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Pete Gilbert

Obituary Lovingly Wrote by Pete’s family.

Pete (Gilbert Lee) Brown
September 7, 1939 – December 29, 2021

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

He was born in Chetopa, KS to Gilbert and Pauline (Verdenia) Leonard Brown. He grew up in the Hallowell area and graduated from Columbus Unified High School in 1957. He was a pipe fitter/welder most of his adult life and was able to see many parts of the United States through his job locations.

Pete settled back in the area and became the husband of Clara McDonald Brown in 2003. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Clara, as well as his children, Mike Brown, Kari Brown Casey, Mindy Brown Kasten, and his bonus sons Rick McDonald, Terry McDonald, and Michael McDonald and their spouses. Pete also had many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, who adored him as well. Pete was preceded in death by both his parents and one bonus son, Jim Jr.

Pete loved the Lord and was very active in his local church. After God and his family, music was what he loved most. He enjoyed playing and singing as part of the worship music for his church.
When you ask the people who knew Pete best what they remember most about him, you will almost always here, “his wit and sense of humor”. He loved making people laugh, telling jokes, and being ornery.

Pete’s tenderness and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, but his legacy will live on in the stories he’s shared and the people he’s witnessed to. Thank you for joining us to celebrate him today.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022 in the Lowell Cemetery. Pastor Audie Tash will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The House of Prayer, Pete Brown Memorial Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home Baxter Chapel.

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