Herbert Junior “Brownie” Brown, 85, of Van Wert passed away Tuesday morning at Van Wert Health.
He was born on January 27, 1935, in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Pearl Raymond and Laura Etta (Johnson) Brown. On September 7, 1968,he married the former Ginger A. Blakeley who survives.
Other family members include his children, Jean (Rick) Funk of Sidney, Peggy J. (Mike) Johnson of Van Wert, and Roxie (Dewaine) Darst of Van Wert, Jobina (Scott) Brooks of Fredericktown, Ohio, April (Scott) Bigham of Van Wert, Johnny Brown of St. Paul Minnesota, and Katie (Mitch) Spencer of Harlan, Indiana; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Herb was preceded in death by a son, Norman Brown; seven brothers, Buster A. Brown, Joseph E. Brown, Raymond R. Brown, Emmitt F. Brown, Arthur L. Brown, Eugene W. Brown and Leland D. Brown; three sisters, Lela Leona Adelblue, D. Marcile Longwell, and Dorothy Marsee; and a great granddaughter
Herbert was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Apostolic Church in Van Wert and retired from Eaton (Aeroquip) Corporation in 1997. He was a member of Harvey Lewis Post 346, Ohio City. He was presented with the Foster Parent of the Year Award by Gov. Rhodes in 1979.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Apostolic Church with Rev. Robert Frake officiating. There will be calling hours 1 - 3 p.m prior to the service also at the Church. Interment will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.
Preferred memorials are to The Apostolic Church.
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