CHARLES H. "CHARLIE" "BUD" BROWN
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CHARLES "CHARLIE" "BUD" H. BROWN, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, due to complications from Covid-19. Born in Fort Wayne on June 3, 1935, he was a son of the late Charles and Jeanette Brown. Bud graduated from Central Catholic High School, where he played on the football team. He was very proud of their State Championship during his sophomore year. He was meeting his fellow team members for a monthly lunch up until one year ago. Charlie married Lois Gerhardstein at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne on Nov. 25, 1954. He proudly served in the Air National Guard from 1959 to 1962 where he was stationed in France during the Berlin Crisis. Bud retired in 1995 from Franklin Electric, where he was Purchasing Manager for 25+ years. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church since 1973. He was also a member of the American Legion. Charlie enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Lois; sons, Chuck (Joy) Brown and Craig Brown; grandchildren, Kellie (Ben) Leeth, Emily and Nick Brown; great- grandson, Andrew Leeth; brother, Robert (Donna) Brown; sisters, Joan Huber, Sharon (John) Matese and Mary (Joe) Weldy; and many nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in passing was his grandson, Charles Christopher Brown. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46819), with visitation one hour prior. Please follow the Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Facebook page for a livestream of the Mass. A private burial with military honors to follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, University of St. Francis, or Matthew 25 Health & Dental Clinic. Condolences can be left online at www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 20, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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23
Visitation
10:00 AM
St. Therese Catholic Church
NOV
23
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
NOV
23
Burial
St. Therese Catholic Church, University of St. Francis
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November 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Linda Robinett
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November 20, 2020
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Bud, so many happy memories of we cousins growing up together, especially at our Masbaum reunions. Will miss your smiles and big hugs. May you rest in the peace of Our Lord and Savior.
Mary Bartlett
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