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Penelope "Penny" Ruth Brown

Penny’s life began on August 27, 1937, to Cornelius “Tony” and Vera (Bengston) Kraemer in Wadena, Minnesota. She graduated from Wadena High Class of 1955. She graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Morehead Teaching College and started her career at Denver General. Penny also worked at the Lutheran Home and retired from Enterprise Estates in Enterprise, Kansas. She married Albert Brown in 1980 in Denver. She was an avid bird watcher, swimmer, loved music, singing and dancing.


Her loving family includes her daughters, Rebecca (Chris) Bielawski of Denver, Colorado, Bonnie Lyons of Herington and Terri (Robbi) Travelute of Abilene, Kansas; 5 grandchildren, Ryan, Jesse and Calvin Potts, Katie Jones and Alex Bielawski; 5 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert in 1995; grandson, Arlen Potts; brother, Ted Kraemer. Penny passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at the age of 83 years old.


Private family services will be held this spring. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Penny at www.ymzfh.com.

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I'm Penny's cousin from minnesota, I remember her coming to visit in the summer with uncle Kinks and aunt vera and in later years bringing the girls. It was fun to have them visit we always had a good time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, may she rest in peace.

Dave Kraemer Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

I met Penny thru Judy Fells.. such a soft spoken and kind lady...may she fly with the Angels now!!!

Betty Stiles Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Penelope "Penny" Brown

Jackie Mueller Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM