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Service for Gerald Louis Brown, 86, of Kalkaska, MI, formerly of Roff, is 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mark Barnes will officiate. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Brown passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Eden Care Center in Kalkaska, Michigan. He was born June 23, 1931, at 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 January 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, and he also loved to fish, hunt, and pitch horseshoes.
He was a member of the Enid Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Brown served in the Oklahoma National Guard in 1949 and the U. S. Army from 1950-1952, being honorably discharged as a sergeant.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda June, of the home; a daughter, Marsha June Brown of Frederick, MI; a son, Gerry Arthur Brown of Irving, TX; one granddaughter, Justiena Peppas of Okinawa, Japan; one grandson, Jacob Niederhouse, of Frederick, MI; one great-granddaughter, Lidia Peppas, Okinawa, Japan; and a sister, Hollis Boren of Magnolia, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Published on January 12, 2018
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