Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home

552 East River Road, Anoka, MN


Myrtle Marie Brown

November 8, 1941February 3, 2020

Myrtle Marie Brown (Plan)

Was born November 8, 1941 in St. Paul, MN to Arthur and Alma Plan (Mollenkamp). She spent a majority of her life living in Anoka, MN and soon made that her home. Myrtle accomplished being one of the first female EMT’s for East Bethel ambulance, she later joined Anoka county as a probation officer, she then finished her career and retired as a librarian for the Anoka county jail. She then went on as a caretaker of Dell Wood Apartments where she remained for over 20 years. She loved the color red, her chicken decorations, and being a great grandma.

She is survived by sister, Margaret Swenson; daughters, Mary Anderson (Jeffrey) and Nancy Anderson; son, Scott Anderson (Robin); grandchildren, Raquell Lundequam (Kyle), Alicia Irwin (Joshua), Nicole Anderson, Kari Anderson, Jessica Heinzen; great-grandson, Declan Irwin; nieces and nephews; and sister and brother-in-law, Floyd Brown (Sue).

She was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Alma Plan; brother, Donald Plan; and husband, William Brown.

Funeral Service to be held at Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home on Saturday, February 8th at 3pm, visitation will be held an hour prior.

If you wish to send an arrangement to the family, plants are preferred.


  • Service of Remembrance Saturday, February 8, 2020


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Dusty Feller

February 4, 2020

I met Myrt 8 years ago when I moved up to Anoka for treatment. She was my landlord for 4 years and I ended up hanging out quite a bit with her. I came to Anoka to get sober, and didn't know many people up there. Myrt was always very honest, (too honest at times) and straightforward with me which was something I desperately needed. She may have been small but boy, could she be intimidating. From having breakfast with her on the weekends down at Sparky's or our weekly trips to Walgreen's and the Anoka Meat Market, I was always grateful for her no nonsense friendship. It's funny how things work out. I've been sober for 8 years now and she played a big part in that. She was definitely stubborn but I didn't see that as a bad thing. She was independent and did things her way, if you didn't like it, that's on you. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She was one of a kind and will be missed.