William Ernest Brown, of Columbia Heights, passed away on December 17, 2021. He was 70 years old. William is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rachelle; sons, Andrew (Jenny) & Herb (Nicole); grandchildren Ryland & Sami; sister, Nadine; other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad; Zac and grandson, Colton. William worked for Unysis. He loved riding bikes, collecting cars, reading magazines about cars, hanging out with friends, and working on car and bikes. William was never afraid to defend his family and friends. He had a giver's heart to a fault and would give money even when he did not have money to give. He hated seeing the people he loved hurting. A Memorial Service will be held at TPC twin cities in Blaine on January 7th: Visitation to begin at 2pm and Service to begin at 3pm with service from EBC. In lieu of flowers, family would like plants or memorials to be sent to Rachelle Brown.