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Jim Brown

June 23, 1927 ~ July 11, 2020 (age 93)


James F. Brown, 93, of Wallace Township passed away at Pleasant View on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

James was born June 23, 1927 to the late Harmon and Laura (Hanley) Brown. He married Mary Landers on February 6, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Utica.

James farmed his entire life in Wallace Township. He was the Wallace Township Supervisor for 36 years retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Mendota Elks. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and served as an usher for many years.

James will be remembered for always having a smile on his face, his sweet nature and his love for family, faith and farming.

James is survived by his wife, Mary, of 66 years, a son, Marty (Marsha) Brown and daughter, Jane (Gary) Swords. He had five grandchildren: Lindsey (Micah) Mattingly, Scott (Tiffany) Brown, Corey (Bella) Brown, Andrew (Ashley) Swords and Kelly  Swords and ten great-grandchildren: Ryker and Emmitt Mattingly, Austin, Caden, Brielle, Bowen and William Brown, Annabelle Johnson, Axel and Amelia Swords. Also surviving are siblings, Lorraine (Gerald) Briel, Marian McConville and sister-in-law Judy Landers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lucille (Frank) Newcomer, sister-in-law, Phyllis (Ronald) Coleman and brothers-in-law Frank Newcomer, Ronald Coleman and James McConville.

Pallbearers will be: Scott and Corey Brown, Micah Mattingly, Andrew and Gary Swords, Jerry McConville and Rick Coleman.

Due to Covid 19 the arrangements will be private at the Ottawa Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Church and Marquette High School.

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