Rachael Brown

Rachael Brown

Rachael Brown of Grand Rapids, MI (Formerly of Kalamazoo) passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Holland. Mrs. Brown was born November 30, 1923 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Albert & Gertrude (Schuur) Linneman. Rachael graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and from Parson’s Business School in Kalamazoo before attending radio school in Chicago, IL. Rachael earned an Associate’s Degree from Central Michigan University where she worked for the Charles Park Library for seventeen years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed the political process and worked for the Gaines Township election board in many elections.

Surviving are a daughter, Diana Brown, of Grand Rapids and her sisters, Grace Archer, Paula Bixler and Charlotte Remeur and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Barbara Jean and a brother, Kenneth Linneman.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 A.M. at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Ray Mayhew officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo. Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Pete & Cheryl Hufsmith says:

    We are saddened to hear of Aunt Rachel’s passing. You will be in
    our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Pete & Cheryl

  2. Frank and Jennifer Edling says:

    Heaven has another angel now……….we will miss you Great Aunt Rachael. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Karen & John Marr says:

    God looked around his garden
    and found an empty place
    He then looked down upon the earth
    and saw your tired face

    He put his arm around you
    and lifted you to rest
    God’s garden must be beautiful
    He always takes the best

    Our thoughts are with you.
    May memories of your loved one give you peace.

    Karen and John Marr

  4. Kathryn Hollingsworth says:

    The residents of Glenhaven Manor will miss Rachael. We didn’t see her very often because of her illness, but we will always have fond memories of her. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    Kathy Hollingsworth

  5. Carol Elam says:

    Even knowing Rachael for just a short time told me that she was a kind, caring and appreciative spirit. She will be missed.
    Carol Elam
    Glenhaven Manor

  6. Anita Droste says:

    I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Rachael. She was a great neighbor at Glenhaven Manor.

  7. Tom and Robin Linneman says:

    Our condolences to Rachel’s family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love, Tom and Robin Linneman

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