Lindsay Dietrich Brown, 92, of Wilmette, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Evanston Northshore Hospital. Born on January 14, 1929, in Lynchburg, Virginia, Lindsay was the youngest of three children born to John Lindsay Brown and Carolyn Hoberock Brown. BA University of Lynchburg; MS Virginia Polytechnic Institute; PhD plant physiology Michigan State University. He first worked at Michigan State and the University of Kentucky. While at UK, he traveled in Southeast Asia for the State Department helping to set up a rice institute. He switched to the private sector, working in marketing for two different fertilizer companies. In 1991, he retired from the position of director of marketing for International Mineral and Chemical Corporation. Lindsay was devoted to community service, serving as a trustee of New Trier Township, board chair of the Counseling Center of the North Shore, and board secretary of the North Shore Senior Center. An avid amateur painter, he served in leadership positions for several artists' organizations. He occupied a number of leadership positions at the Winnetka Congregational Church, where he was a member for forty-eight years. Lindsay served on active duty in the Navy during the Korean War and thereafter for twenty years in the Naval Reserves. Beloved by many who knew him, Lindsay was known for his friendliness, generosity and quick wit. He took joy in being alive and had a favorite motto: "Enjoy life, this is not a rehearsal." He will be sorely missed by his wife of sixty-nine years, Paulette; and his daughters, Laurie Brown and Claire Sellars. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Madeline Hovakimian (Stephen) and Veronica Sellars. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine Street, Winnetka, IL 60093. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Winnetka Congregational Church.
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Published by Chicago Tribune from May 31 to Jun. 10, 2021.