Milton J. Brown
April 12 1923-June 8 2013
Milton J. Brown, 90, died June 8, 2013, after living a life marked by service, accomplishments and most important the warmth of family and friends. He was born April 12 1923, the seventh child of James and Edna Brown. He was a lifelong resident of Mt. Pleasant where he and his brother Chester farmed for over 40 years. He and his wife Annabelle retired to Eight Point Lake near Lake, where he spent each summer since childhood. Milt led a life rich in service to his country, community and industry. As a WWII Veteran, he proudly served in Germany, France and Belgium. He was active in the Community, VFW, and a Member and then President of the Mt. Pleasant Board of Education. His service to the beef industry and agriculture included the Isabella County Extension Service, Farm Bureau, President of the Michigan and the National Cattleman's Association, President of Michigan Livestock Exchange and Chairman of the Michigan Beef Commission. He received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Agriculture Department of MSU.
Milton is survived by his much loved wife, Annabelle (Schunk) of 66 years; daughter, Jan (Alan Priest); daughter-in-law, Natalie Kik-Brown; grandchildren, Andrea, Ryan, James; four great grandchildren; close family members of the Schunk Family; and nephews; nieces; and many dear friends.
Milt was preceded in death by his sons, Kevin and Jim; and his granddaughter, Katherine.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. A Service of Celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home; followed by burial in Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Published in The Morning Sun on June 10, 2013