Van Brown (1955-2021)

Van Lee Brown, 65 of Pioneer, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at his home. He was born on December 13, 1955 in Montpelier to James H. and Ruth A. (Eberly) Brown.

Van graduated from North Central High School in 1974. On February 1, 1979 he married Linda Landis and she survives.

Van was a member of the Revival Hub in Holiday City. He enjoyed playing piano and singing. He also loved gardening. Van was a people person and would share his talents with anyone he would meet.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda; sons, Robert (Chassity) Brown of Monroe, MI, David Brown of Pioneer and Reuben (Nicolette) Brown of Stryker; daughter, Emily Brown of Chippewa Falls, WI; seven grandchildren; his mother, Ruth (Denver) Rupp; brothers, Art (Rose) Brown and John Brown; and sisters, Rose (Larry) King and Kathleen (Jim) Gillette. Van was preceded in death by his father.

No services will be held for Van. Memorials can be made in his memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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6 Comments on "Van Brown (1955-2021)"

  1. I will miss him dearly at the revival Hub!Van, was such a blessing to so many at the Hub…you will truly be missed!

  2. Van you were truely a blessing to anyone and everyone you crossed paths with. I will treasure the years we worked together. All of us were lucky to have you in our lives. Be blessed as you would say. Till we meet again!

  3. Stephanie Horton | November 8, 2021 at 10:47 pm | Reply

    Van was an amazing man!! Be blessed my friend!

  4. Laura Shankster | November 9, 2021 at 8:20 am | Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you all.

  5. Barbara A Love | November 9, 2021 at 6:34 pm | Reply

    I treasure the memoires of times at Hillside when we shared our mutual love for music, singing,
    and our instruments. He was a sweet personality. Singing now in Glory!

  6. Martha J Bellinger | November 18, 2021 at 8:36 am | Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Van was such a kind and loving person and I enjoyed talking with him. We miss his sweet spirit at Hillside and we are praying for peace and comfort for his wife and loved ones. Till we meet again van!

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