Marilynn L. Brown

Marilynn L. Brown

Marilynn passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Life Care Center in Plainwell. 

She was born December 23, 1933 in Grand Rapids the daughter of Charles and Jeanette (Henry) Lacey. For over 15 years she had worked at Kal-Equip until her retirement in 1987. In her spare time Marilynn enjoyed crocheting, doing word puzzles, watching horse racing, bird watching, and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her dog, Maggie. On December 7, 1951 she married Raymond Brown who passed away in 2013.

Surviving are her children, Ray (Char) Brown of Otsego, Len (Terri) Brown of Adrian, Edward (Penny) Brown of Otsego, Cindy (Dennis) Burnham of Kalamazoo, Wendy Evans of Gobles and Robert (Stephanie) Brown of Otsego; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; son-in-law, Mike Evans and sisters, Joan and Phyllis.

Friends may visit with Marilyn’s family from 5-8 P.M., Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 15, 2017 with Pastor Jim Collison officiating.

Burial will follow at Hicks Cemetery, Watson Township.

Contributions in memory of Marilynn may be made to Reverence Home Health & Hospice or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

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  1. Kathy Arehart-Luster says:

    So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I have fond childhood memories of visits in Wayland to my Aunt Nettie’s house and family picnics to Byron Center Park with Plainwell Ice Cream and wonderful homemade food. Rest in peace and please give my Mom and Dad, “Aunt Max and Uncle Cardy”, a hug from me. Hugs to Ray, Lenny, Ed, Cindy, Wendy and Robert.

  2. Patti (Khodl) Hewitt says:

    Sorry to read about Marilynn, didn’t know she was a resident at Lifecare. I know she loved her family dearly from the way she always spoke of them, the tone in her voice and the expression on her face. So sorry for your loss, and so close to Mother’s Day too.

  3. Tim and Rhonda Weber says:

    Terri and Len and family – you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May you all be comforted by your memories with your mom!! Love you – Tim and Rhonda

  4. Virgie Buhler says:

    Sorry to hear of your Moms passing

  5. Sue VanLiere says:

    My deepest sympathy to all the Brown family. Under no circumstance is it ever easier. Memories and stories shared with each other helps. She raised a wonderful family. Stay close.

  6. Jim and Mary Ann Evans says:

    Wendy, we’re so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You have our love and deepest sympathy.

  7. Dick and Sylvia Davis says:

    To the Brown family our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. She was an amazing woman and loved by all.

  8. Cathie Gray says:

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Losing a mother is always hard, but the memories are always comforting. You and your family are in my prayers.

  9. Jim & Katheryn Menck says:

    So sorry to hear about your Moms passing. The first we heard about it was in church this morning. You and your family are in our prayers.

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