Gene BrownGene Brown, 59, of Grand Forks, passed away on Monday, December 17th, 2012.
Gene was born on December 26, 1952 and was looking forward to "the big 6-0" and retirement in the year ahead. Parents, Melvin and Helen Brown, raised Gene and his siblings in Devils Lake, where he graduated from Central High school in 1972. He married LaVonne Jensrud on April 2nd, 1975 in Devils Lake and continued onto Grand Forks where they raised their three daughters and later adopted his newest family member and little buddy, Pepper, a 12 year old Pomeranian. For the last 27 years, he owned and ran Star- Brite Carpet Cleaning Service. He had in previous years worked as a restaurant manager for both, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Country Kitchen.