May 5, 1921 – October 9, 2012
Howard W. Brown Muskegon, MI
Mr. Howard Wayne Brown, age 91, passed away October 9, 2012 at his home. Mr. Brown was born May 5, 1921 to Amos and Osa (Heady) Brown in Greencastle, Indiana.
He served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII and was a lifetime member and past commander of VFW Post 1550.
Howard was employed at the Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield, IN until his retirement in 1985. He was a Master Mason and Shriner at Temple Lodge 47 in Greencastle, IN.
He is SURVIVED by his children, Jan (Greg) Bone of Gibsonia, PA, Monna Coons of Rancho Mirage, CA, and Stanley (Jean) Brown of Indianapolis, IN; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his sister, Liz Morlan of Brazil, IN; several loving nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion, Joyce E. Forbes of Muskegon. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Coleman Brown; siblings, Ray, Roscoe, George, Earl and Ruth.
VISITATION will be 4-8 PM Thursday at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, 602 E. Washington in Greencastle, IN. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 11:00 AM Friday, October 12, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Brick Chapel Cemetery in Greencastle, IN.
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS in Howard’s name may be made to Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Avenue, Ste. 400, Muskegon, MI 49441.
- Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012
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October 11, 2012
Dear Jan, Monna and Stan,
I am so sorry for hear about the passing of your father. I am sorry, too, that I was not able to see him at the reunion in August, but I am so glad he was able to be there. He sure will be missed. In sympathy,
Amy Hendrix Muempfer