Age 90, of Holt, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2010, surrounded by her family.  Trudy was born in Detroit, MI on August 29, 1920, the daughter of John and Anna Fluder.

She spent her childhood in Detroit before moving to Goodells, MI to live on the family farm to help take care of her parents.  After marriage, Trudy moved to Hastings, MI where she was a homemaker raising her five children.  The past seven years were spent living in Holt, MI.  Trudy enjoyed cooking, decorating, garage sale shopping, and spending time with her family.  She adored all of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Eugene Brown; and siblings Andrew, Walter, John, Helen, Stanley, Josephine and Edward.  Surviving are her children, Karin Bowerman, Laura (Mike) Hall, Cynthia (Rick) Jensen, Scott (Margaret) Brown, and Ken Brown; thirteen loving grandchildren, Ashley, Autumn, Kayte, Jay, Hana, Adam, Collin, Brenna, Evan, Kiernan, Brittany, Kiley and Jared; one great-granddaughter, Allyson; sister-in-law, Be Fluder; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on January 28, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, at 4:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial.  For those desiring to make a contribution in Trudy’s memory, you are asked to consider Meals-On-Wheels.

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3 Messages to “Gertrude “Trudy” Brown”

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    Barb and Dennis Says:

    We will always remember the good times spent with Trudy. A few weeks ago we were talking about heading over to see her but hadn’t done it yet. We used to help out with yard work, sit around the kitchen table and just hang out. You will be missed Trudy by all. The driver’s at Barry County Transit used to fight over who was going to pick you up. We all love you and will miss you much.

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    Kevin Lancaster Says:

    Although it’s been many years since I’ve had contact with Trudy, (and I regret very much not taking the time to visit) I will never forget the many times spent at the Kitchen table in Trudy’s house in Hastings, or the hours of conversation I’ve had with Trudy, and never an unkind word do I remember. (Ken and I certainly deserved a few)
    Thank You for being my second Mother and providing a safe haven for all of us little hellraisers back in the day.

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    Robin Hawthorne Says:

    “Trudy” was my best friends mom and my other “mom”. I spent so many years with her at Karin’s house. She was a sweet and loving person who would do anything she possibly could for you anytime. As I grew up she cared for my children, in her special way, just as she did for me as a child. “Grandma Trudy” was a beautiful soul and will have a special place in Heaven.

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