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Richard E. Brown


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Richard E. Brown Obituary
Richard E. Brown, age 84, of Centreville, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at his son's home in Sturgis.
He was born May 19, 1934, near Centreville, a son of Seth and Della (Bronstetter) Brown, and was a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County. Richard graduated from Centreville High School with the class of 1952.
On July 31, 1954, he married Betty A. Lytle in Centreville. Richard began his working life as a farmer and volunteered to serve in the National Guard. He later was employed mostly as a truck driver at Weyerhaeuser, Formed Tubes, Wheel Camper, Frye Copy Systems and retired from Kendall Electric. Richard enjoyed taking his Model A to local car shows and parades and allowing children to explore the vehicle. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing,and gardening.
Richard is survived by two sons, Richard "Rick" (Lynn) Brown of Constantine and Randy Lee (Lou Ann) Brown of Sturgis; six grandchildren, Myka Brown, Sarah (Tim) Brown, David Alan Brown, Kevin Brown, Scott Post and Lindsay (Brian) Lash; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Ann Ely.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara Allen and Dorothy Pierce; his wife, Betty, in 2000; and his daughter Norma Brown in 2010.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been conducted. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers. Memorial services will begin at noon Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Evans, pastor of New Beginnings Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be directed either to or Special Olympics. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.efhchapel.com
Published in Sturgis Journal on Sept. 5, 2018
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