Lindsay Dietrich Brown
1929 - 2021
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.
Memorial service
Winnetka Congregational Church
725 Pine Street, Winnetka, Illinois
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Loving mother to all her children. I will miss her
June 9, 2021
Our condolences to the family of my husband's uncle. He will be missed. My grandson talks about how Uncle LD took him for Chicago pizza.
Kimberley Power
June 3, 2021
Mike and Debi Power
June 3, 2021
Carolyn W. Richardson
June 3, 2021
June 2, 2021
Lindsay, we'll sure miss your wit and cheerful nature! Distant hug to Paulette!
Dr. Charles Shabica
June 1, 2021
I seem to remember Lindsay would often refer to someone as, "a scholar and a gentleman." That´s exactly how I will remember LDB. He taught me a lot about all things fertilizer and it was fun to be part of a small team that enjoyed many a fine dinner and conversation with Lindsay. He was the best client an advertising agency could ever have. He talked fondly and frequently of Paulette, Laurie and Claire. He celebrated strong women and helped many of us advance in our careers.
Annette Degnan
June 1, 2021
I told Lindsay the same thing a month ago I am about to write now... my life would not have been as good as it has been without Lindsays hiring me and taking me under his wing...truly a kind generous soul and marketing genius... three characteristics that don´t exist together in this bizarro world we live in today. I loved him.
Randy Groff
June 1, 2021
Sincere sympathies for you, Paulette, and your family! Always enjoyed being with you all!
Harold and Joy Pemberton
June 1, 2021
May Lindsey rest in God´s loving care.
Dick Hedberg
June 1, 2021
So now he will be painting rainbows above and I will think of him every time I see one. My life is so much richer for his and for that I am thankful. The memories go on. I shall miss him. With love.
May 31, 2021