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Andrea "Andy" Brown

Service: Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church - Faribault
  July 13, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation: Boldt Funeral Home- July 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.
  and at the church on July 13 for one hour prior to the service.

Andrea "Andy" (Mrs. David) Brown, age 67, of Faribault died on Friday, June 28, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, following an extended illness.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault with the Reverend Dennis Tamke officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Andrea LaVae, the youngest of fourteen children, was born on January 20, 1946 in Faribault, to Francis C. and Freda M. (Gembler) Headline. Andy graduated from Faribault High School in 1964. She married David R. Brown on November 27, 1968 in Morristown. She was formerly employed by Gopher Shooters Supply, H & R Block, and Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church all of Faribault. Andy enjoyed working jigsaw and crossword puzzles and was an avid jigsaw crafter. She loved playing cards and enjoyed hours of bird watching from their deck. She was a long time member of Cannon Valley Saddle Club. One of her pleasures was working alongside her husband on the family farm.

She is survived by her husband, David; one daughter, Sara (and Shawn) Steele of Faribault; six siblings, Irene Eiler of Faribault, Lois Headline of Rochester, Francis G. (and Joan) Headline of Brooklyn Park, Darlene (and Ted) Larish, Patricia (and Roger) Larish, all of Faribault and Linda (and David) Huss of Aitkin; one sister in law, Joan Headline of San Jose, California; one brother-in-law, Victor Kummer of Faribault; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings, Virginia Kummer, Verna Headline, Viola Martin, Hazel Kummer, Rosemary Remillard, Russell Headline, Richard Headline; and brothers in law, Russell Martin, Wrey Kummer and Ervin Eiler.

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Name: Kathy (Barnett) Thom
Date: Tuesday July 16, 2013


I had the great pleasure of working with Andy for many years at Gopher Shooter's Supply. What fun we had!! I especially remember when Andy & Dave found out they were having a baby - no two people could have been happier and when Sara arrived they were in heaven! I know Dave & Sara must be heartbroken losing the love of their lives. I hope they can find some solace in the fact that God does truly take only the best and Andy was that for sure. I will always remember our years together at Gopher and think back on those years with a smile on my face. Rest in peace Andy - you will be truly missed!

Name: Sue (Brown) Chambers
Date: Wednesday July 10, 2013


Andy was the sweetest person you would ever want to meet. Her pretty blue eyes and beautiful smile were always very greeting. I will always remember the day her and Dave got to tell everyone that they were going to have a baby!!!! You never saw such happiness until the day Lil Sara was born and they got to both hold that love in their arms and then total happiness was all over the place. She had a love for everyone and everything she did. She treasured her large family so much. She will be truly missed by anyone that new her but I know Dave has lost his sole mate and a true partner. My heart goes out to Dave and Sara as they were truly a family unit!!!! She will be in our memories forever!! Remember you are not alone she is always with you!!! Gods love to you all.

Name: Tom Stearns
Date: Wednesday July 10, 2013


As a neighborhood friend and classmate I remember the softball games we had in the small lot across the street from the Headline house and Canning factory parking lot on the other side of the block. Andy's dad would sometimes pitch for us kids. Getting sweet corn as the last half loaded sweet corn trucks for the day went by the headline house with workers riding in the back and us kids hollering out THROW SOME CORN which they did. I was glad I had the chance to talk with Andy last summer at our mini class reunion. Alot of good memories that will never be forgotten. My sympathy goes out to the Brown and Headline families.

Name: Connie Clark
Date: Sunday June 30, 2013


I remember the first time I saw Andy....We had just moved into the home next door and the Headline family was busy tossing wood into the basement window to supply fuel for the wood burning furnace. Andy was just four and a quiet, cute little girl. I have many happy memories of living next door to that large and enthusiastic family. We didn't have a phone at the time, and Dick often reluctantly, but dutifully would come to the door and say, "You're wanted on the phone!" Also, television was in it's infancy and most of the neighbors didn't have a set. Mr. Headline, very kindly made a couple of benches and the neighbor kids were invited in to watch....The first episode we saw was I LOVE LUCY. I'm sorry that I will be out of town for Andy's service, but will remember her in my thoughts and prayers.....Thanks for the memories.