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Howard Eugene Brown

September 4, 1918 March 12, 2011
Howard Eugene Brown
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Obituary for Howard Eugene Brown

Howard Eugene Brown, age 92, of Oakland, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Mr. Brown was born September 4, 1918 in Paris, Illinois to Alonzo Patty and Ruby (Jones) Brown. Mr. Brown married Betty Lou Fletcher on October 19, 1945 in Paris, Illinois. She preceded him in death in 1995. He later married Marjorie Olive Kennedy on November 30, 1996 in Oakland, Illinois, and she survives. He is also survived by a son, Dan (Eileen) Brown of Oakland, Illinois; two sisters, Bernadine Alexander of Paris, Illinois and Nancy (Donald) Foote of Paris, Illinois; one brother, Larry (Rosemary) Brown of Paris, Illinois; three grandchildren, Layne Moore, Seth Brown and Daniel Stover; three great grandchildren; step-daughter Mary (Jim) Simpson of Kansas; three step-grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren, and two step-great, great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Bethany Ann Stover; a grandson, Joshua Stover; four brothers and one sister. Mr. Brown was a combat veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945. Mr. Brown served in the South Pacific where he participated in 7 major amphibious campaigns and several minor assaults. During his forty-two months of combat, Mr. Brown attained the rank of 1st sergeant of Company C, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Division. He remains a member of the Oakland VFW. After his military service, Mr. Brown farmed for many years in the Redmon area, and later worked twelve years for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at Walnut Point State Park, retiring in 1991. In 1984 he was awarded the IDNR Superior Service Award recognizing his achievements within the Division of Public Lands. Mr. Brown was a follower of Jesus Christ and was a member of the Oakland Christian Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and especially loved raccoon hunting and his coon dogs. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family, but they are comforted by the knowledge of his resurrection to his heavenly home.

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Visitation

Wednesday

16

Mar

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Funeral

Thursday

17

Mar

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Interment

Thursday

17

Mar

Edgar Cemetery

Paris, IL 61944

Edgar Cemetery
Paris 61944 IL
United States
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