May 12, 1934 - Sept. 21, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Raymond H. Brown, Jr., 79, passed away at 4:30 AM Saturday, September 21, 2013 at his home. Raymond was born on May 12, 1934 in Harriman, TN to the late Raymond H. Sr. and Olive Ruth (Shipwash) Brown. On August 9, 1969 in LaPorte, IN he married Helen C. (Vester) Brown, who survives. Along with his loving wife, Helen Brown, Raymond is survived by one daughter, Denisa L. Kurtz of Mishawaka; two sons, Randall T. Brown of Las Vegas, NV and Raymond H. (Pamela L.) Brown, III of Bremen; and five grandchildren, Christopher Forest of Buckingham, PA, Ryan T. Kurtz of Mishawaka, Aurora Brown of Las Vegas, NV, Mason Brown and Cale Brown both of Bremen. One brother, Edgar Udell Brown preceded him in death. Raymond served as a paratrooper in the United States Army with the 11th Airborne Infantry from June 1954 - July 1958, and then served in the Army Reserves from 1958-1962. He was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Augsburg, Germany. Raymond enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and swinging in his porch swing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play baseball. Private funeral services will be held. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend is assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in memory of Raymond may be made to Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637 or
, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Online condolences may be sent to the Brown Family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Palmer Funeral Homes - River Park / South Bend
2528 Mishawaka Avenue South Bend, IN 46615
Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 23, 2013