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Brian Eugene Brown


1953 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Brian Eugene Brown Obituary
Brown, Brian Eugene Age 60, of Aurora, IL formerly of North Aurora, IL passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Brian was born on November 16, 1953 in Anderson, SC, the son of Bobby and Betty Brown. Brain was united in marriage on September 1, 1979 to Linda Sue Frederiksen and they spent the next 35 happy years together. He attended Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL where he served as an usher, Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. He retired after 19 years of service as a letter carrier and member of the N.A.L.C. Branch 825 of the United States Post Office in Geneva, IL and delivered newspapers for the Chicago Tribune, Kane County Chronicle and the Beacon News. As a graduate of both Oswego High School and Augustana College, Brian had a distinguished running career holding records in track and cross-country. He was in the "Who's Who Among Students" in the American Universities and Colleges 1975-1976 issue. He became a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 321 Pack 11 in Aurora, IL and a coach and referee in the Aurora Soccer League. Brian is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Frederiksen of Aurora, IL; his children, Adam (Joanne Givins) Brown of Montgomery, IL and Bethany Brown of Aixe-Provence, France; his grandchildren, Caleb Givins and Caitlynne Brown. He leaves behind his sister, Carol Ann (James) Ray of Somonauk, IL; his brothers, Robert B. (Ann) Brown of Oswego, IL, Dr. David F. Brown of Pennsylvania, Kenneth L. (Mary) Brown of Streamwood, IL; and stepmother, Betty C. Brown of Sycamore, IL. He is also survived by his in-laws, Norma J. Frederiksen (Ralph Robinson), Timothy Frederiksen of Aurora, IL, Lori (John) Barrett of Waterman, IL, Terry (Pam) Frederiksen of Lebanon, IN; and several loving nieces and nephews. Brian is preceded in death by his parents, Bobby L. and Betty B. Brown; his brother, C. Allison Brown; his father-in-law, Gene P. Frederiksen; and his niece, Kristin Barrett. Visitation and service to Celebrate Brian's life will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL. Interment will follow lunch at the Lincoln Memorial Park, 675 Route 30, Aurora, IL. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a Memorial/Tribute donation to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund (https://heartlandhospicefund.org/donate select Location "Westmont, IL") or to the Rush University Medical Center at (http://rush.convio.net/bbrown) Arrangements made by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. (630) 293-5200.
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Published in the Aurora Beacon News on June 4, 2014
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