Joseph "Joe" Robert Brown, 55, of Pike Lake, passed away January 4, 2013 doing what he loved, riding his dirt bike. He was born in Duluth on August 20, 1957 to Thomas and Shirley Brown. Joe was a 1975 graduate of Proctor High School. He married Cindy Oakland in Duluth on February 9, 1980. Joe was founder/ co-owner and operator of Twin Ports Concrete Pumping. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Assn., and co-founder of the Northland Motorcycle Riders Assn. Joe enjoyed his family, friends, work and cabin to the fullest. He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law Marilyn Oakland. Joe is survived by his wife Cindy, daughters Amy(Sean)Holmgren and Angie Brown, very precious granddaughter Harper Holmgren, brothers Thomas(Sherri) and James(Susan), father-in-law Loren Oakland, all of Duluth, sister Susan(Floyd)Carow, Winneconne, WI and his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and many friends. Visitation 11AM with service following at noon on Tuesday January 8 at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church, 2105 Woodland Ave, Duluth. Interment Sunrise Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home. Memorials preferred.