Harry M. "Mack" Brown

May 29, 1925February 10, 2014

Harry M. "Mack" Brown, 88, of Evansville, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center. He was born May 29, 1925, in Evansville, to the late Harvey and Blanche Brown.

He worked at Whirlpool in inventory control for 28 years, retiring in 1984. Harry was a veteran of the United States Army and participated in the D-Day Invasion at Utah Beach. He was injured in combat on June 14, 1944, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. After recovering from the injury, he was assigned position of MP on the Red Ball Express. Harry received an honorable discharge in August 1946. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Whirlpool Retirees' Club, past president of the Northside Chapter of AARP and a brother in the UCT Fraternity. Mack loved spending time with family and friends.

Awaiting him in Heaven are his wife of 64 years, Alice Jeanette Brown, who passed in January 2013 and his daughter, Janice Lynn, who passed in 1954.

Harry is survived by his daughters, Janet Brown of Evansville and Jane (Jerry) Smith, of Lakeland, FL; grandsons, Matt (Melissa) Gossman of Grand Rapids, MI and Eric (Rema) Gossman of Vancouver, WA; three grandchildren, Olivia, Owen and Marcie; brother, Curtis (Jackie) Brown of Kimball, NE; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Lynn Marino. Friends may visit Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Dr. William Hardesty, Dr. Muhammad Habib, and the caring and compassionate staff at Deaconess Hospice Care Center for helping Harry's transition from this world to the next with love, respect and dignity.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2227 West Michigan Street, Evansville, IN 47712. Condolences may be made on line at


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2014

Harry M. "Mack" Brown

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Larry & Margie McBride

February 15, 2014

Mack was an extraordinary man. He always had a positive attitude and was very pleasant to be around. We'll miss him. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

cathy winternheimer

February 13, 2014

So sorry jane for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you.....thinking of you and your family


February 11, 2014

Love you always and forever Daddy.

Joe Gossman

February 11, 2014

It was an honor and privilege to have known Mac. Nothing but fond memories fill my heart.
Rest in peace good man.

February 11, 2014

Jane I am so sorry for you and your sister's loss. I have such fond memories of spending the night at your home as a child and how kind your parents were. Love you, Paula Nelson

February 10, 2014

Dear Jane.

Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear dad. May he rest in heavenly peace.


Rozani and Larry