W9VEQ JAMES R BROWN SK Aug 8 2012 Ham for about 60 years.
James Randolph Brown, M.D. Age 79, of Nisswa, MN, formerly of Duluth, MN.
Son of Thomas James and Cordelia Randolph Brown, died August 8th surrounded by his family at home, after a long and courageous battle against prostate cancer.
Jim is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, married for 57 wonderful years, and his six children, Tom (Elena) of Plymouth, MN, Charles (Jill) of Maple Grove, MN, Susan (Rod) Schaefer of Hermantown, MN, Martha Murrey of Nisswa, MN, Amy (Allen) Holappa of Duluth, MN, and Sarah (Todd) Dye of Corvallis, OR, along with 20 grandchildren and his beloved dog, Missy. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandchild, Anna Cordelia.
Jim was born on February 7th, 1933 to two school teachers who lived in Chicago, and spent their summers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Duck Lake, near Land o' Lakes WI. He lived a full and diverse life. Grade school years were at Portage Park, high school years were at Lane Technical, graduating top of his class. His undergraduate work was done at Northwestern University and went on to earn a Medical Degree from the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.
He served for 12 years in the US Navy, serving in places around the world, attaining the rank of Commander. There he specialized in radiology and then went on to be involved in cutting edge and innovative radiology advancements during his career. He was a pioneer in the area of mobile diagnostic medical imaging, establishing Northern Medical Imaging in 1972. He was also closely involved in advanced diagnostic assessment and treatment, for the upper Midwest region.
He and Elizabeth continued raising their family in Eau Claire WI, Crookston MN and Bemidji MN before coming to Duluth in 1982 and continuing his practice at the Duluth Clinic till his retirement in 1996. For the next few years they traveled the world. After their travels, they settled in Nisswa on Agate Lake where they enjoyed their family, and split their time between there, and Benson, AZ.
He was a longtime HAM Radio Operator, W9VEQ, and also enjoyed sailing, woodworking, bird-watching, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. After he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he became heavily involved in national and area support and advisory groups, as well as serving as a consultant for research review.
He willingly participated in trials and studies for the advancement of treatment options for the fight against prostate cancer. A Service to celebrate his life was held Saturday, August 18th. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI), Attn: Memorials, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The family would like to thank Good Samaritan Hospice for their love and support in keeping our father at home and comfortable during the last few days of his life.
The September 27th 2007 Membership Meeting honored ten local
Hams who have been in the hobby for 50 years or more.
Program: Stories by BAARC Hams with more than 50 years of experience – Lyle KØLFV – 50 years, Jim
WØYA – 54 years, John WØJGY – 52 years, John W3MQD – 60+ years, Roger WØWUG – 53 years, Brian
KØEOU – 51 years, Eldon WØMQO – 59 years, Fritz WØKO – 50 years, Jim W9VEQ – 55 years, and Jim
KØLIO – 50 years.
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