David W. Brown

David W. Brown, 70, of Fall Creek passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his home.

David was born to Ervin and Zelda (Kumferman) Brown in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1968 to 1972 and graduated with an education degree for grades 8 to 12 (in five subjects) and a Social Services Degree. David also attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he completed all courses for a Vocational Rehabilitation Degree. From 1976 to 2016 David worked for Trempeauleau County Healthcare Center in Whitehall, Wisconsin as an Activities Specialist. Through the years, he enjoyed camping, fishing, going to auctions and thrift sales, and a little gambling at casinos including trips to Las Vegas. David had a great love of history, older style cars and trucks, and the Green Bay Packers.

David is survived by his wife, Diana Brown of Fall Creek, WI; brother, Tom (Diane) Brown of Fall Creek, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Joyce Brown.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.

The service will be available via Zoom for family and friends who are unable to attend the service. The meeting passcode and ID are listed below:

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Meeting ID: 880 2286 0358
Passcode: 939444


  1. Diana….I’m so sorry to read about Dave’s passing in the newspaper. That’s a great picture of him. Dave and I went to school together graduating in 1968. We did many trout fishing trips during our school days at nearby Otter Creek in search of that 20″ German Brown Trout which we never did get but settled for some a bit smaller. Dave was a great all around type guy. I was at your wedding at St Joseph’s church in Elk Mound. Unfortunately people just loose track of others after graduation. I did run into Dave occasionally. The last time was at Art Radtke’s funeral 3 years ago.
    Diana my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and the family. May our Lord love and keep him safe. Blessed be his memory. Take care. Ted Nyseth

  2. Worked with Dave at TCHCC…I loved working with him…he will be missed! Prayers to you and the rest of the family!

  3. Diana very sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. We first met at UW-Stout over 45years ago and I worked with him for many years at Trempeleau County Health Care Center. He was a very kind and caring person.
    My prayers are with you and family.
    Paul Maulucci

  4. I heard of David’s passing through the grapevine. I’m very sorry for your loss . I’m David’s 1st cousin though I didn’t see him very often, but could tell he was a very nice person. I don’t know if he had been fighting anything, I hope he didn’t have to suffer at the end. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss and hope your happy memories of Dave bring you comfort. If you need help with anything let us know.

  6. Diana,
    Dave will always be remembered as a great guy who told great stories and was a loving soul-mate to you. Remember the good times. One day at a time and you will get through this too. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Call me anytime if you need to talk. Take care of yourself Diana.
    Love, your sister, Vickie.

  7. I worked at TCHC from 1977 to 1980 as a young psychologist. David often joined my afternoon coffee break. A kind soul who was perfect for working with difficult people, not always appreciated for his patience and healing smile. My condolences to the family, it was a pleasure to have known him. Dr. Anton Smets.

  8. Diana,
    We are so sorry for your loss. The funeral was beautiful. You two were soul-mates…. “two peas in a pod.” You two had a lot of great times together over your 41 year marriage. Mom and dad loved the many trips you two couples took together. You and Dave took great care of his mother for 5+ years and then you took great care of Dave these last few years. I know Dave appreciated all you did for him. Remember in the days ahead…it is HE who will carry you. We will also be there to help you with whatever you need. It is time to take care of yourself now.
    Love, Julie and Dave

  9. Diana,

    My condolences are with you and your family. I worked with Dave at TCHCC and thoroughly enjoyed conversing with Dave; he was patient, genuinely interested in others, and will be missed.

    John Spencer

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