Craig Brown

Craig James Brown, 63, of La Crosse, WI passed away Friday, March 1, 2024, with his sons by his side at Bluffview Memory Care. A small service was held at the gravesite in Gates of Heaven Cemetery in La Crosse, WI Thursday, March 7.

Craig was born January 24, 1961, to Charles and Mary “Delores” (Moore) Brown. He grew up in Lansing, graduating from Kee High School in 1979, and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Hitchins. They became parents to twin boys, Joshua and Justin Brown. They later divorced.

Craig perfected his craft as a meat cutter for 40 years with a majority of that time spent with Quillin’s and Festival Foods. After his retirement from Festival, he discovered a new passion in life of driving for Uber/Door Dash/Lyft. It was the perfect job for him going into retirement, being the sociable guy he was.

We had never seen him happier than he was those last few years, except for when he was cutting up deer with his brother Chuck, nephew Matt and family, and friends. If you got the chance to talk with him, oh, the stories he would tell of his adventures.

Craig was the kind of man who wanted to be there for everyone. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He could strike up a conversation with anyone. He loved playing golf and hanging out with his two boys and his grandson, who he thought the world of. He loved spending time with family at gatherings. He loved getting together with his buddies, shooting pool, playing cards, and having a few drinks talking about old times.

Craig is survived by his sons, Josh and Justin Brown; his grandson, Christian Brown; his brothers and sisters: Chuck (Connie) Brown, Dana (Dan) Malin, Curt Brown, Darcy (Brook) Baumann and Danette (Steve) Melsness; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Chris Brown, who he missed dearly.

Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.