Nathaniel L. Brown Jr.

A celebration of life for Nathaniel L. “Nate” Brown Jr., 69, Lawrence, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 1510 Harper St., Lawrence.
Mr. Brown died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center.
He was born July 16, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Nathaniel L. Sr. and Catherine Hughes Brown.
After his graduation from Boys Town in Omaha, Neb., in 1959 he served in the U.S. Army and Air Force.
He and his wife spent 35 years helping at-risk children and teens in various child care agencies and group homes in the Kansas City area, as well as The Shelter Inc. in Lawrence and VisionQuest in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Texas.
He married Janet Kleinschuster on Feb. 2, 1970, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Brandi Shelagh Brown, Lawrence; a sister, Christine Holmes; three brothers, Gary T. and Robert, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Michael, Las Vegas; an uncle, Julius Hughes; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jose Alan.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com.