Arthur L. Brown, 88

Arthur L. Brown, 88, of Elk River, died peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
He served in the USMC during World War II. He saw action in Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands and the Occupation of China.
Mr. Brown’s funeral service was Monday, March 26 at Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River. Interment was at Vernon Cemetery, Elk River.
He is survived by his children, Donna (Ben) Obinger, Donald (Linda), Georgia (Ronald) Larson, Linda (Marv) Lustig and Glen (Karen); 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Riessen of Hartley, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and granddaughters, Leslie Ruth Harrison and Sharilyn Nugent.
Memorials are preferred