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James R. Brown Sr.

Obituary for James R. Brown Sr.

November 26, 1937 - July 15, 2018
Bristol, Illinois | Age 80


James R. Brown Sr., 80, of Bristol, IL, passed away Sunday July 15, 2018 at his home. He was born November 26, 1937 in Marshfield, WI the son of the late Robert and Evelyn Brown Sr.

He served his country with the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged in 1963. Jim was a carpenter for many years in the area where he helped build many homes and nursing homes.

Jim was a boy scout leader in Bristol. He was an avid Blackhawks fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing especially his time on Jenie Webber Lake in Wisconsin. He also was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora.

Jim is survived by his wife, Dianne (Lents) Brown of Bristol; his son, James (Lori) Brown Jr., of Elburn, IL; his daughter, Kathy Oldham of Cameron, NC; his grandchildren, Rachael Olson, Justin Brown, Michael (Christy) Oldham and JoAnn Oldham; great grandchildren, Devin Olson, Anthony Ray, Codey Oldham, M. Peyton Oldham, Brittany Oldham and Sydney Oldham; siblings, Barbara Bauer, Robert (Linda) Brown Jr., and Sharon Gardner; brother-in-law, David Marth as well as many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Joe Oldham; sister, Nancy Marth; brothers-in-law, George Bauer and Jack Gardner.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 9 AM until the time of service, 10:30 AM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Interment will take place at River Hills Memorial Park.

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332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
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