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Jerry Lee Brown

September 29, 1938 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 80)

Jerry L. Brown, 80, of Kewanna passed away peacefully at 5:42 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019 at Pulaski Healthcare Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born on September 29, 1938 in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Theodore and Mary (Gray) Brown.

He was a 1957 Kewanna High School graduate where also played basketball, softball and was in the band.

On February 15, 1958 he married Katherine “Kay” Williamson, she survives.

Jerry served in the Indiana National Guard.

Jerry was a lifelong farmer and a Pioneer Seed Salesman for over 30 years.  He served on the Union Township Advisory Board and Mill Creek Conservancy Board and was a member of the Kewanna Lions Club.

He enjoyed Indiana basketball, golfing, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.  Jerry also enjoyed keeping up on the local news at Lynn’s Café and the Kibitzer.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine “Kay” Brown of Kewanna, daughters, Susan McKinney (Michael) of Rochester and Angela Smith (Tom) of Rochester, sons, Mark Brown (Mick) of Kewanna, Michael Brown (Lynn) of Kewanna and Kerry Brown (Karen) of Connersville, brother, Fred Brown of Rochester, sisters, Evelyn Peters of Kewanna and Vivian Hathaway of Warsaw, 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and one on the way.

He was also preceded in death by sister, Jean McKinzie, granddaughter, Abby Smith and great grandson, Connor McBride.

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home & Crematory, Kewanna Chapel.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation and/or the Kewanna food pantry.

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