Scott Brown, 61, Portage

February 14, 2019

Scott Edward Brown, 61, of Portage, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Scott was born Oct. 7, 1957, in Reedsburg, to Keith and Kathryn (Garvin) Brown. He grew up living between Black River Falls and Portage, graduating from Portage High School in 1976. He married Peggy Wyman, also of Portage, in 1979. Scott was a proud retiree of GTE and Verizon telephone companies where he loved his work and the great friends that were made along the way. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, jeep trips with Peggy, playing cards with his siblings, and woodworking. Scott was also an avid outdoorsman, which he greatly enjoyed sharing hunting and fishing with his children and planting trees every year at “The Farm.”

Scott is survived by his wife Peggy of 39 years; sons, Matt (Alicia) Brown of Portage, and Mike (Nikki) Brown of Clarksville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Lyla, Hayden, Evaleigh, and Edison Brown; siblings Marge (Ron) Axelsen of DeForest, Dan (Grace) Brown of Waupun, Sue (Jeff) Genac of Racine, and Barb (Ed) Comstock of Portage; father-in-law Russell Wyman; sister-in-law Kay (Ed) Wilcox; along with many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law Betty Wyman; and brother-in-law Jim Wyman.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage, with the Rev. Jerome Maksvytis presiding. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Private inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portage, Columbia County Humane Society, or the charity of your choice in Scott’s memory.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, pmmfh.com, is assisting the family.

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