James Edward Brown

March 26, 1945August 4, 2010

James “Jim” Edward Brown, aged 65, of Lansing, MI, walked on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. He passed away at home surrounded by family and friends, and in the loving arms of his wife, Evelyn Brown. He is the son of the late Lucille Savich of Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

Jim was born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on March 26, 1945. He was very proud of his Chippewa heritage. He was a loving husband and family man. He enjoyed spending time with his devoted wife and sitting outdoors by the fire, talking with friends, family and his pets Buddy, Kadayugause, Dora, Smokey and Lucky Bucky.

He was a proud Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served two tours of duty 1964-1965. He was a lifetime member of VFW 6132 and American Legion 40-8. He was an auto worker at Oldsmobile where he retired in 1999 following 33 years of service.

He is survived by his loving wife Evelyn of the home, son James E. Brown, Jr. of Lillington, NC; son Jerry Brown of Muskegon, MI; son Christopher Brown and wife Sheila of Raleigh NC; son Jeff Brown of Muskegon, MI; son Donnie Nurnberger of Tampa, FL; daughter Vicki and husband Brian Katko of Dansville, MI; son Timothy Brown and wife Karina of Lansing, MI; daughter Cassie Baeshke and partner Leah Fenwick of Ravenna, MI; son Jay Linn of the home; Daughter Susie McCoulum of Cadillac, MI; daughter Angie Brown; and son James A. Brown. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Jim had numerous friends that he leaves behind, among them George Claxton, who was by his side at the end.

Family will receive friends at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home 900 East Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI on Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Memorial Services will be held August 6, 2010 at 10:00 am. Interment Ceremonies will take place Monday, August 9, 2010 at 1:00pm at Fort Custer National Cemetery 15501 Dickman Road Augusta, MI 49012.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 6, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Vicki Katko

August 10, 2010

My youngest daughter told me, "I'm sorry about your Dad, mommy, I can't stop thinking about it. He was my best friend". Her eyes were brimming with tears, but a moment later, her face brightened and she said, "But he didn't die! He's in our minds and in our hearts and he'll be with us always!" So true, baby girl, so true. I Love You Forever Dad. And I will keep my promise to you.

Amber Lentz

August 9, 2010

An amazing man who will be truely missed. Evelyn and family you will be in our thoughts. I only wish Hannah could have spent more time with her grandpa.

Cassandra Pameticky

August 9, 2010

Uncle Jim; I'm deeply saddened that you're gone, but also happy you are no longer suffering, I love you sooo much. You taught me a lot about life, and I remember eating gizzards with you hah, Keep your beautiful chin up and smile on your face Aunt Evelyn I Love You tons.

Judy,Allen,Cassie and Vernalee Pameticky

August 8, 2010

To my best friend Evelyn,I thank God and Jim for making you the princess you deserved to be. You deserved the best and Jim was and is it. He loved you with all of his heart and sole. He will always walk by your side,ALWAYS.I oh so wish we could be there by your side. Know that I am there in spirit. I love and have always wanted the best for you. Know that I am only a phone call away. Call anytime...anytime... Love you all, Judy and family

Brenda Smith

August 7, 2010

My deepest sympathy is wit your family!
I will be prayin for your family.

Derek & Sharon Kalush

August 7, 2010

Evelyn and the family of Jim Brown. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. Having worked with him and seeing him at the VFW and 40et8 with friends.We had some good times. He will be sorely missed. Our best to all the family. Stay strong.

Derek Kalush

August 7, 2010

Evelyn, and the family of Jim. We were so sorry to hear of Jims passing and even sorrier that we could not make the service. Our thoughts and our prayers are with everyone. He will be truly missed by us. I had the pleasure of working and playing with Jim. He is truly one of the good people. Derek & Sharon Kalush


August 7, 2010

Time may separate you from the one you love; let the memories fill the void and find comfort in the love you shared. Chris, I am sure you dad is proud of the man you became; husband, dad and grandpa.

Lucille Dale

August 7, 2010

Condolences to all of my remaining family. All we can ask for is a life well lived with friends and family we love. Sounds like my brother pulled it off. Hugs and Kisses to all.

Shannon Marsh

August 6, 2010

I am sorry for yall lost! You have my condolences. I will pray for your family through the hard times like this !