George Hullman Brown
George Hullman Brown, 90, of Lake Ka-Ho, Mount Olive, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:47 a.m. in Springfield.
George was born on March 14, 1922 in Jacksonville, the son of George and Bertha Hullman Brown. He married Alice M. Smith of New Berlin in 1941 in Louisiana, Mo.; she preceded him in death on May 31, 1994.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Bernhardt; grandson, Jeff Bernhardt; sister, Anna Mae Chiles; brother, Oren Brown; half-brothers, Merle, Lloyd, Carl and Kenneth Brown; and companion, Virginia "Sally" Borowka.
Mr. Brown was a WWII Veteran, who served under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge in the 35th Infantry Division, he was very proud to serve his country. He was so excited to be a part of the Honor Flight in Springfield, visiting the war memorials in Washington, D.C.
He worked as a mechanic for Meadow Gold for 24 years, Shaffer Towing for 7 years, and Butternut for 14 years before retiring to Lake Ka-Ho in Mount Olive. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Olive.
He placed a special value on time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed campouts at the lake, being outdoors and tinkering on just about anything.
George was a man of honor and brought a special grace and respect to every relationship he formed.
He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Ray of Holiday, FL and Laura (husband, Randy) Jasmon of Mayfield, KY; one sister, Margaret Denison of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will from 12:00 Noon on Friday, February 1, 2013 until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Fiore officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL 62703.
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements.
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