Erna Frieda Kaschube Brown
1920 – 2014
SLEEP – Former Worland resident Erna Frieda Kaschube
Brown, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at
Erna was born Oct. 5, 1920 on a farm near
Erna married Morgan Brown on April 20, 1940. Morgan was employed as a surveyor with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, working on the Buffalo Bill Dam and the canyon road west of Cody at the time of their marriage. During the war, they moved to
Their only child, Dennis, was born in 1941. After attending beauty school in
Erna was noted for being a great baker of pies, cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. These and other assorted pastries were always coming out of her kitchen. Also, untold numbers of quilts, afghans, baby clothing, sweaters, and miscellaneous decorated garments produced over her lifetime were received and enjoyed by countless friends and family members. Erna and Morgan were longtime square dancers going back to their early days in Ten Sleep. Morgan called dances plus they gave lessons and enjoyed being members of the Circle Eight Square Dance club in Worland. Plus they went on countless trips to dance jamboree events at many locations throughout the west.
With the passing of Morgan in August 1999, Erna remained in Worland tending her beauty shop in the basement of her home. She moved to
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Elizabeth Kaschube; her husband, Morgan Brown; her sisters, Bertha Damm Swallow, Dorothy Damm Schwartz, Molly Damm Lauridsen and Minna Martha who passed as a baby; and two brothers, David Damm and Harold Kaschube.
Erna is survived by her son, Dennis (Lana) Brown of Lakeway, Texas; grandsons, Kevin Brown of Austin and Corey (Margaret) Brown of Houston, Texas; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Christine Damm Dick of Greeley, Colo.; and brothers, Alfred and Otto Kaschube of Plentywood and Brockton, Mont.
Services will be held at the Ten Sleep Cemetery at a date to be scheduled in the future.