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William A. Brown

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William A. Brown

Born: November 16, 1931; in Bell, PA

Died: June 13, 2018; in Goodyear, AZ

William A. Brown, age 86, of Braidwood, IL, died June 13, 2018 in Goodyear, AZ.

He was born November 16, 1931 in Bell, PA to Melvin William Brown and Estella Marie (Queer) Brown. William served in the US Army Company 1, 32nd Infantry Regiment in Korea from 1952 - 1954. He was a member of the VFW Marne Post 13.

He met his wife, Agnes Rose Brown while working at a Howard Johnson restaurant on the PA Turnpike. Together they raised three boys. Over the years he held a variety of jobs. He worked for a period of time as a coal miner and later as a line foreman for Caterpillar. He was an excellent woodworker. For many years he was an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America. He loved hunting and was an avid fisherman. His family remembers him most as an exceptionally patient and loving husband, father and grandfather.

William is survived by his sons, William Brown, Jr. (Ruth), Gregory Brown (Marianne), Brian Brown (Haley); sisters, Francis Shaffer, Sara Jane Freytag, Maryanna Bonham; brother, Melvin Brown (Carol); grandchildren, William Brown, III (Marie), Shaun Brown (Amber), Ashley Sutter (Travis), Heather Brown (Dustin), Isabella Brown, Paige Brown, and Piper Brown; great-grandchildren, Sylas, Erisa, Orion, Dylan, Jakob, Andrew, and Devon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Rose Brown; parents, Melvin and Estella Brown; grandson, Joshua Stephen Brown; brothers, John, Robert and Gene Brown.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 110 S School St, Braidwood, IL 60408. Burial with honors will take place at 12:30 pm at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
Published in The Herald-News on July 5, 2018
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