Obituaries

Charles A. Brown

January 22, 1933 - February 13, 2019

Charles A. Brown

Obituary

Charles A. Brown, 86, of Belvidere, Illinois, died peacefully February 13, 2019 in Belvidere. Born January 22, 1933 to John and Vera (Lighter) Brown in Rolla, Missouri. He married the love of his life, Margaret Galley on August 2, 1952 in Roscoe, Illinois.

Charles was in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Local 150 as an Operating Engineer for many years. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Belvidere. He was involved in numerous community clubs including United Methodist Men, Roscoe Lodge #75, Belvidere Lodge #60, Freeport Consistory, Rockford York Rite Bodies, Past Grand Commander of The Grand Commandery of Illinois, Holy Trinity Conclave, R.C.C., Capernaum Shrine #4, WSJ, Boone Post #77 American Legion, Roscoe Chapter #641 OES, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Charles loved to spend time with his family.  He enjoyed attending sporting events of his children and grandchildren.  He also enjoyed gardening and his Canada fishing trips.

Charles is loved dearly by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Pamela Mirenda; son, Lawrence (JoAnne) Brown; sisters, Anita Jaeger and Rebecca Keller; grandchildren, Charles (Pat) Brown and Marcella Brown; several nieces and nephews; and three granddogs, Lucy, Olaf and Luna.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Dayton; brother, John Brown, Jr.; niece, Laura Reitz; nephew, Scott Brown; sister-in-law, Judy Brown; and brother in-laws, Charles Jaeger and Richard Keller.

A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, Illinois, 61008, with Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m. A visitation will also take place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Bell to officiate. Burial will be at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford. Memorials in Charles Brown’s name to First United Methodist Church or charity of your choice in his name.  The family wants to thank the staff at Northwoods Care Center and OSF Hospice for the loving care they gave our loved one. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Sunday, February 17, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, Illinois, 61008. A visitation will also take place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008.

Monday, February 18, 2019
11:00 am

First United Methodist Church

610 Bonus Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61065

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Bell to officiate.

Burial will be at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford.

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Margaret, I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. I am unable to attend the services but know that my prayers are with you. Our group is getting smaller and smaller but guess that is what happens as we get older. God be with you and your family.

joan meller 2019-02-17T11:34:52

Pam,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Esther Mongan 2019-02-17T08:25:03

Larry,

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Jane and I are thinking of you and your mother during this time.

Paul Zeien Jr. 2019-02-16T18:55:25

JoAnne: We’re very sad to hear of the passing of your Father in Law. Your Family is in our prayers

Bill& Cathy Fraunfelder 2019-02-16T13:45:36

We are saddened to see the passing of Charles. He was a wonderful person and will be missed. I wish I could make it to the service but I am a little under the weather.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With deepest sympathy
Fred and Paula Bliss

Fred Bliss 2019-02-16T09:54:26

Dear Pam,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are all thinking about you and your family.
With deepest sympathy-
Dana

Dana Nowling 2019-02-15T15:23:55

Larry, So sorry to hear of your loss. It seems like yesterday that you & Bill were Belvidere Bucs. May God give you strength during this time of sorrow, and know that you & your family are in the prayers of many of the people who care about you still.

Dee Monson 2019-02-15T15:07:36

Larry,
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father.
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, knowing you, he must have been quite a man.

Joe LeRoy 2019-02-15T09:23:18

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