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Robert L. Brown Jr.

February 19, 1977 — April 21, 2020

Robert L. Brown Jr.

Robert L. Brown Jr., 43 of St. Michael, ND began his Spirit journey Tuesday morning, April 21, 2020 at Sanford on Broadway Medical Center in Fargo, ND.

Casket Bearers will be Kevin Brown Sr., Michael IronHawk, Elvis Demarce, Bobby Jaye Brown, Elton Demarce, Derrick Jackson and Alvin Brown Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Frankie Chaske and family, Kris White and family, Justine McDonald, Florine Harrison and family, Myra Pearson, Randy Pearson, Helena Littleghost and family, Richard Demarce Jr., Allen Demarce Sr. and family, Sheila Thompson and family, his “Homies” in Fargo, Yvonne Thompson and family, Byron Littleghost, Ambrose Thompson Jr., Myron Harrison, Germaine Thompson and family, Anna Thompson and family, Selina Thompson and family, Marcella Thompson, Delphine Thompson, Darren Jackson, Native American Church family and friends, the hospital staff of Essentia Health in Fargo. If we forgot anyone it was not intentional. 

Robert “Juggy” Brown Jr. began his earthly journey on February 19, 1977 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake ND. He was the son of the late Robert Brown Sr. and Sylvia (Thompson) Hale.

He attended and graduated from Four Winds High School. He went on to attend Burdick Job Corp in Minot ND soon after graduation.  He enlisted in the Marines in 1999.  He worked various jobs throughout the Lake Region. 

Robert loved to do things outdoors. He enjoyed taking walks, picking juneberries, sage, cutting wood, and spending time with the family.  He was an all-around funny guy.  There was never a serious moment with him.  He was always doing or saying something goofy.  Everyone enjoyed his company.  He was active in the Native American Church.  Cooking fry bread was one of his favorite things to do in the kitchen.  Robert was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it.  He was thoughtful and caring. 

He was an amazing son, a cool brother and loving father to two beautiful children. He cherished his family and loved them in a way only he could.  He will be greatly missed by all those he shared a laugh with and he will be forever remembered by all the nicknames he accumulated throughout his lifetime. 

Survived by his grandmother Pauline Yankton; grandpa Jack Warner; mother Sylvia Hale; step father Eugene Hale Sr.; adopted mother Peggy Cavanaugh; aunts Gloria Alberts and Corrine Brown; uncle Ryan Warner; brothers Kevin Brown Sr., Elvis Demarce, Michael IronHawk, Billy Brown Sr. and Alan Brown; sisters Melody Brown, Michelle Hale, Jessica (Lowan) Hale and Carmen Hale; children Jessena Brown and Bobby Jay Brown; god son Loren Fox; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Veronica Thompson, Peter Demarris, Viola Brown, Patrick Brown, Zachary Thompson and Fran Warner, father Robert Brown Sr., aunts Sandra Demarce and Elaine Demarce, uncles Albert Thompson, Richard Demarce Sr. and Leonard DuMarce, brother Alvin Brown Sr.

Limited visitation and viewing with social distancing restrictions will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. There will be a final review with limited numbers and social distancing on Wednesday, April 29th beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a procession to the Native American Church Cemetery, rural St. Michael for services at 11:00 a.m. with Eugene Hale Sr. officiating and the Native American Church Singers providing the music.  God Bless You as we make our way through this very difficult time.


Please keep the Brown family in your prayers and please be safe. If you are in compromised health please send condolences to Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake

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Past Services


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Native American Church Cemetery

, Saint Michael, ND 58370

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