Frank M. Brown
October 30, 1928 – November 12, 2019
Frank M. Brown, 91, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Frank was born on October 30, 1928 in St. Louis and from his birth until his death he never met a stranger. He was a simple yet complex man and he nourished people around him with his ability to say funny things and see the funny side of things. He always entered a room laughing about the joke he was about to tell. He had the uncanny ability to put people at ease with his story telling and jokes. He had a myriad of interests and talents, which he pursued throughout his life.
Frank had a passion for UFO research, after he says he sighted a UFO while he was hunting at the age of 14 and spent considerable time in his younger years building UFO detectors and dragging his kids around the country searching for UFOS. Of course, he never found any but he gave it his all!
He also loved treasure hunting, wood working, painting, building things, (which he built a canoe in his living room. Yep, he did! ) He was an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman, union activist, scout master, painter, conspiracy theorist, and writer of poetry. One of his poem's "God's Song" was acknowledged by the Pope and was framed by the Vatican City. He loved the casino and the lottery and often talked about his winnings, and being the ever positive minded spirit, he simply shrugged off his losses. He enjoyed having fun. At any given moment, he would break out in a song and ask you if you remembered the words. Oftentimes, they were songs from the "days of old", but by doing that he educated people along the way. He was an active UAW union member and lobbied for fair labor practices and to buy American made until he took his last breath. He was known for his quick wit, knowledgeable facts and his kind, humorist spirit. He was loved by many and he will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ivan and his mother Catherine and his 4 siblings. He also outlived two wives, his daughter Catherine Harris, and his precious great granddaughter Lillie Jones. He was blessed to have two loving marriages, the first with his beloved Dottie with whom he had four children. James Brown (Sandy), Catherine Harris, Thomas Brown and Debbie Pender (Jon). He later met and married his beloved Fay with whom he spent many wonderful years traveling, and building an expansive amount of friends who are all his loving extended family. He has eight grandchildren Karen Jones (Bruce), Jennifer Brown, Matthew, Mark and Rachel Harris, Michael Brown, Kerrie Garrett (Jay) and Jonc Pender (Nicole). Fourteen great grandchildren, three great - great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
His family is honoring his wishes by having a party.
Please join us as we celebrate his life and remember the happy times, raise a glass with cheer, share a story, a memory, or a joke if you choose. Lunch and drinks will be served.
Mike Duffy's Pub & Grill 1024 Schnucks Woods Mill Plaza Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- Ivan Brown, Father (deceased)
- Catherine Morris Brown, Mother (deceased)
- Dottie Brown, Wife (deceased)
- Fay Brown, Wife (deceased)
- James Brown (Sandy), Son
- Catherine Harris, Daughter (deceased)
- Thomas Brown, Son
- Debbie Pender (Jon), Daughter
- Lillie Jones, Great Granddaughter (deceased)
- He has eight grandchildren, Karen Jones (Bruce), Jennifer Brown, Matthew, Mark and Rachel Harris, Michael Brown, Kerrie Garrett (Jay) and Jonc Pender (Nicole). Fourteen great grandchildren, three great - great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
- A Celebration of Frank's Life Sunday, November 24, 2019
Frank M. Brown
December 3, 2019
Frank made a beautiful 2 story play set for my 3 yr old Alison, and made other wonderful creations, and we all shared some good times. At age 9, she and Frank realized they also shared a birthday, so the annual birthday brunch was born, and continued for 25 years. Frank made it this year, still telling great jokes. Frank was a real "people person"; he had great joy in life and shared it with everyone. We love him, we were blessed to have him in our lives. We will continue the birthday brunch, where we will celebrate the beauty of his life that is now and forever. And we'll tell some "Frank jokes". I think that will give him a smile. And one day, I'll bet we'll all have reason to be convinced there truly Are UFO's; that will Really make Frank smile!
November 20, 2019
Frank was a kind man. Fay, his second wife, had a difficult childhood and Frank erased that sadness during their marriage. They visited us when made our many moves during our Navy career and those visits brought many laughs and jokes and interesting conversations. Our children Libby and Mary loved his jokes! He often shared the successes of his children. He loved life and those offspring.
November 14, 2019
G and I love you, Grandpa!!! We will miss your laugh, your jokes and your hugs. Keep watch over us. Until we meet again. ❤❤