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Services for Gerald Louis Brown, 86, of Kalkaska, Michigan and formerly of Roff, are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mark Barnes will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Brown passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at the Eden Care Center in Kalkaska, Michigan. He was born June 23, 1931, in Fitzhugh to Gilbert and Ruby Fisher Brown Thomas. He attended Fitzhugh grade school and graduated from Roff High School. He attended East Central University, Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Alaska.
He married Wanda June Hoover Jan. 22, 1954, in Ada. Mr. Brown was a high school science teacher and also coached football, basketball and baseball. He loved teaching and taught many life lessons. He also loved to fish, hunt and pitch horseshoes. He was a member of Enid Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Brown served in the Oklahoma National Guard in 1949 and the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952, being honorably discharged as a sergeant.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda June of the home; a daughter, Marsha June Brown of Frederick, Michigan; a son, Gerry Arthur Brown of Irving, Texas; one granddaughter, Justiena Peppas of Okinawa, Japan; one grandson, Jacob Niederhouse, of Frederick; one great-granddaughter, Lidia Peppas of Okinawa; and a sister, Hollis Boren of Magnolia, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Published on January 12, 2018
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