Donald H. Brown, age 78, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 4, 1932, in East Tawas, MI, the son of Delbert and Ruth Brown. Don worked at Fisher Body, serving as a Committee Man for many years. He retired after thirty years, in 1984, as Chairman of the Bargaining Committee for UAW Local 602. Don enjoyed traveling, spending time at the cottage at Houghton Lake, woodworking, puttering around the yard, and especially sharing time with his family.
Surviving are his wife of fifty-four years, Doreen; three children, Chris (Douglas) Wood, Scott (Rebecca) Brown, and Lisa McDaniel; four granddaughters, Hailey, Sarah, Brooke, and Kassie; great-granddaughter, Veda; brothers, Bernard Brown of Florida and Fred Brown of Lansing; brother-in-law, Don Anderson of Chesaning; and special aunt, Geraldine Bowman of Lansing. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with the Rev. Wesley B. Emerson officiating. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Chesaning. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.