Nathaniel Brown, Jr.

A Celebration of Life for Nathaniel L. Brown, Jr., “Nate”, 69, Lawrence will be held for family and friends at 1510 Harper Lawrence, KS on Saturday, March 6th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Nathaniel left this physical plane of existence on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Leavenworth Veterans Hospital.  He was born on July 16, 1940 in Kansas City, MO the son of Nathaniel L. Brown, Sr. and Catherine Hughes Brown.
After his graduation from Boystown in Omaha, NE in 1959 he served in both the Army and Air Force branches of the military.  His path of service did not end with the military, as he and his wife Jan spent 35 years dedicating their lives to help at risk children and teens with various childcare agencies and group homes in the Kansas City area, as well as The Shelter, Inc. in Lawrence, Kansas, and Visionquest in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Texas.  

He married Janet Kleinschuster on February 2, 1970 in Kansas City, MO.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter Brandi Shelagh Brown, Lawrence, KS; one sister Christine Holmes; three brothers, Gary T. Brown, Robert Brown, both of Kansas City, MO, Michael Brown, Las Vegas, Nevada; one Uncle Julius Hughes; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.   His father, and mother, and brother, Jose Alan Brown, preceded him in death. 


4 Condolences

  1. Stephanie Ray on March 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I wish I would have been able to meet Nate. From all the stories Shelagh has told over the years I feel like he was apart of my life. The stories of giving, love, and selflessness inspires me daily. He was given the opportunity to create a wonderful being and to not stop there, but to see beauty in all children. That is such a great gift. I am so proud to know of him. He will be missed from this world but because he touched so many we have not lost him.

  2. Kris Bates on March 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I met Nate and Jan when they were house parents at The Shelter, Inc., in Lawrence and I was volunteering there in the 1980’s. I would take one or two kids out with me on day trips and activities. I remember what a good job Nate and Jan did with the kids and how much the kids respected them. Nate had been there and they knew it. He will be missed. He made a difference.

  3. Kelle Rose on March 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Jan and Shelagh, you are in my prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling. Much love to you both.

  4. The Williams Family on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and hope in the Bible’s promise, “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” –Isaiah 26:19 The Bible teaches that man was not created by God to die, but death came about as a result of sin, way back in the Garden of Eden. –Romans 5:12. So even though death has afflicted mankind down to our day, God promises to undo the effects of death and even do away with death itself. Please read this for yourself at Revelation 21:3, 4. What a wonderful hope is presented in God’s Word. . . being able to live right here on earth in paradisaic conditions with our loved ones beside us. –Psalms 37:29 It is our hope that reading these scriptures will comfort you during this time of loss.

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