Kimberly Frances Brown, age 56, of Walker, Minnesota journeyed home on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from the Essentia Hospital in Deer River, MN after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. She was born in Cass Lake, MN on September 27th, 1963 to Hazel (Reese) and Charles Nordmarken.
Kimmy, who grew up in Minneapolis, was a very outspoken woman with a contagious laugh. She enjoyed the night life of the city and beverages with her friends. Kimmy enjoyed playing the slots at the casino, going to rummage sales, playing bingo, watching the food channels, speaking her mind on Facebook and getting back rubs from her grandchildren. She was a great mother, grandma, daughter, sister and friend. Kimmy moved back home to Onigum to be with her family during her final days.
She is welcomed home by her father, Charles Nordmarken; sister, Kari Nordmarken; brothers, Walter Brown and Darrin Olson; grandma, Margaret Reese; uncle, Sam Reese; niece, Donna Jones and nephews, Jesse and Cory Jones.
She leaves behind her children, Michelle and Brandon Brown both of Onigum and Timothy “TJ” Brown of Lengby; her mother, Hazel Nordmarken of Onigum; siblings, Robert “Bobby” Brown, Jay and Krisi Nordmarken all of Onigum; eight grandchildren, four (and one on the way) great grandchildren, her best friend, LeAnna Ferguson, many other relatives and friends.
Wake services for Kimberly will begin at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 27th at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, MN and continue until her 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, October 29th at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Walker, MN. Father Timothy Lange will officiate. Pallbearers for Kimberly will be Brandon Brown, T.J. Brown, Dennis Yellow, Areecio Brown, Brandon White and James Johnson. Her honorary pallbearers are Jay Nordmarken, Robert “Bobby” Brown, Fena Reese, Peggy Reese, Frank Reese and all her family and friends. Interment will be in the Old Agency Catholic Cemetery at Old Agency, MN immediately following her Mass.
Kimberly’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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