Cleora Brown


Cleora M. Brown passed away Monday, May 6, at the age of 87, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Facility, La Crosse.

She was a retired teacher, having spent 23-1/2 years in the Fennimore Community School System. Cleora was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and loved working with her students.

Cleora is survived by her two sons, James (Jennifer) Brown of Brownsville, Minn., and Frederick Brown of La Crosse; one grandchild, Julia Rose Brown of Brownsville, Minn.; and three sisters, Maxine Lewis of Richland Center, Linda Oelke-McNamer of Middleton, and Phyllis Oelke of Prairie du Chien.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard.

Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. at the Wauzeka Cemetery. A celebration of life will then be held at Carol’s Two Rivers Bar and Grill from 2 to 5 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the Brown Family in care of Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., P.O. Box 1681, La Crosse, WI, 54602-1681. Online condolences may be sent at

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