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Andrew ‘Andy’ Brown, 51

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Andrew “Andy” Brown, age 51 of New Hampton, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Hampton. 

Friends greeted the family from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous, 12007 190th St, Monticello, IA 52310.

Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory of New Hampton has been entrusted with arrangements. Online
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Andy was born Jan. 22, 1970, the 10th of 11 children to Richard and Mary Jo [Allen] Brown. 

Being born with Down Syndrome never deterred Andy from anything. He had a wonderful childhood and did everything any boy would do. He and his little sister, Megan, were constant companions. 

As he grew he became friends with everyone in New Hampton. Wherever we went we were sure to hear “Hi, Andy” multiple times. He quickly became the apple of our dad’s eye and the two of them became inseparable. 

Andy attended school as a special education student where he did very well. 

He would often be seen on Sunday serving Mass at St. Mary’s Church. After graduation he worked at several part-time jobs including working at Hardee‘s, Fareway, and detailing cars at Vern Laures Auto Center 

He eventually moved to Comps System Group Home in New Hampton. He spent many happy years there and was lovingly cared for by Val Kolbet and Mary Langreck. 

He loved being around his family, watching WWF, and watching his favorite Iowa Hawkeyes. Andy’s last residence was Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Mason City. He was well cared for and spoiled by the staff. 

Andy is survived by sisters and brothers, Mary Beth (Don “Tubby”) Anderson of New Hampton, Tim Brown of St. Paul, Minnesota, Sarah (Chuck) Egan of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Pete Brown of Viroqua, Wisconsin, Molly Millacardi of Arvada, Colorado, Matt (Cindy) Brown of St. Boniface, Minnesota, Gina (Charlie Vavra) Brown of Nora Springs, Monica (Jim) Quinn of West Salem, Wisconsin, Lucy (Shane Woodard) Benike of Chatfield, Minnesota, and Megan Edwards of Arvada, Colorado; uncles Gerry (Karon) Brown of Plymouth, Minnesota, and Bill Brown of Minneapolis; and many nieces and nephews. 

We will miss him dearly but are content to know Dad and Mother will welcome him home. He will be delighted to hang with his special brother-in-law, Luigi, again.

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