Lieselotte "Lottie" Brown

September 16, 1925June 29, 2020

Lieselotte “Lottie” Carolina Brown, age 94, Lincoln, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 29, 2020.

She was born on September 16, 1925 in Munich, Germany. She attended school until the age of 14, when her apprenticeship began at the Rosenthal factory. She was drafted into the German army at 16. She served in Austria until the war ended. Lottie met Ben at the US Army hospital in Munich where she began work in the kitchen.

She was married to Willard Benjamin “Ben” Brown on July 13, 1948 in Munich, then came to the United States later that month. Not knowing any English, she studied the language and passed her test to become a Naturalized Citizen on April 5, 1972. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother to her 4 children and their families. She was a Seventh-Day Adventist and loved the Lord.

Lottie was always a hard worker. She worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital and received many honors over those many years, including employee of the year. She loved to bake apple strudel and other German dishes for her family. She was a faithful, loving Mom and dedicated to her family.

Her life was a living example of the Bible verse Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Lottie is survived by her two sons, Ralph Brown of Lincoln, Roy and daughter-in-law Nancy Brown of Everson, WA; daughters and sons-in-laws, Genene and John Minnick of Lincoln, Corinne and Steve Agnew of Quincy, IL; grandchildren Angelisa Corum, Michael Smith, Zachary Smith, Joseph Nuernberger, Roger Brown, Laura Fletcher, Rosanne Lauderdale, Wendy Adkinson; as well as many great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

She is preceded in death by her loving spouse, Ben, parents and brother.

Private family services are to be held at Lincoln Memorial Park and Cemetery. Any donations will be for “The Monarch” 4201 S. 78th St. Lincoln, NE 68506.


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Valerie Franssen

July 6, 2020

Ms. Lottie will be missed greatly. Her sweet innocence and charm will be remembered by everyone who has had the pleasure of knowing her. Prayers and love for both Lottie and her family.

Mary Powers

July 5, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Lottie on the night shift,she was a wonderful lady.