Duff Brown

Duff Allen Brown, 33, died August 13, 2020, at his home in Staples.

Funeral services were held August 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Robin Collins officiating. 

Burial was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.

Duff was born January 7, 1987 in Wadena to Rock and Charlene (Dukowitz) Brown. He is a 2005 graduate of Staples Motley High School. Duff was active in wrestling, football and was Homecoming King his senior year of high school.  Growing up, Duff spent a lot of time with his Grandma and Grandpa Dukowitz. He enjoyed baking with his grandmother and tinkering in the garage with his grandfather. Duff proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps with two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour during Operation Enduring Freedom. Following his honorable discharge, Duff returned home to Staples to be closer to family.  He walked strongly in his faith and was active at Trinity Lutheran Church. Duff enjoyed watching the Guppies in his freshwater fish aquariums, Marvel Comics, watching sitcoms and collecting knives. He loved to making people laugh and always brought a brightness into a room. Duff was caring, warm-hearted, giving, honorable, funny, wild and straight forward. Above all, he loved his family beyond words and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Duff is survived by his mother, Charlene (Dan) Dickey; father, Rock Brown; step-mother, Penny Poling; dad, John Hopp; four siblings, Derrick (Martha) Brown, Daina (Stuart) Brown, Devin (Alexa) Brown, Justin Poling; one niece, Neomi Brown; two nephews, Cullen Brown, Everett Poling; grandparents, Marlene Dukowitz, Ernie Brown, Jeanie Brown and his most beloved four-legged companion, Alice.  

He is preceded in death by one brother, Dackery Brown; grandparents, Richard Dukowitz, Everett Poling, Herb and Karen Hopp; one uncle, Douglas Dukowitz; great-grandparents, Ivan and Myrtle Hansen and Ernest and Hazel Brown.

Arrangements were by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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