Donald H. Brown

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.

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Elizabeth and Reid Harpster
January 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Dear Doreen, Lisa, Scott and Chris,

We are so saddened to hear of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful husband, father and as we knew him – friend and neighbor. We would see him walking down Beechwood Street and always looked forward to him stopping by to say hello and have a chat on a long summer’s day. We will miss him greatly. His memory will carry on through each of you. Be strong for each at other at this time – and please know that we are here if you need us. We are with you at this sad time and are keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers.

We love you all,
Elizabeth, Reid, Chad and Lindsay Harpster

Doug & Debbie Atkins
January 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

We Love You All

From the Galazkas
January 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

We were very sad to hear of the passing of your loved one. He will be remembered fondly as a great friend and neighbor on Beechwood. His kindness and respect of others was always much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have met and spent time with him. Sending you all love and strength as you go through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. xo

Love, Kurt, Renee, Brett and Adele Galazka

The Marks Family
January 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. We are privileged to have gotten to share special times on Beechwood with him. He will be remembered fondly. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Take care of each other

Jon, Erica, J.D. and Vera Marks xoxo


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