Mike was an amicable, knowledgeable, and helpful person. My late wife and I enjoyed many hours of discussing life and its aspects with Mike on the back porch of my house when they visited or on the phone He was always very helpful with his knowledge of automobiles when I would be having problems with one of mine. He also performed many projects for my parents.
Mike was a multi-talented person and one of the talents I thoroughly enjoyed as a fellow model train enthusiast was his G scale train layout in his back yard. He developed multi-levels of dirt mounds with a retainer wall surrounding the massive layout including a waterway and a truss bridge he designed and built from scratch. He cut scale pieces of redwood and used threaded coat hanger wire with small nuts to assemble it. He was a skilled woodworker including designing and assembling their kitchen layout and cabinets in addition to the remodeling and room addition to their home.
Mike’s memory will live on with the love he had for his children and grandchildren and his contributions to our family. RIP, Mike. Your pain has ceased.
Carie and Family,
My prayers are with you. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you!
I remember cousin Mike and his brothers Larry and Donnie coming to our house when I was little to help my dad build something. The uncles would be there too, but Mike always helped.
When we were kids it seemed like we always had fun together. My family lived in the country and everyone else in the city. They would come out our place to ice skate and sled in the winter. We would go into town to their house to trick or treat or just hang out and play. Hide and seek, tag of all sorts, kick ball. I remember the address where Mike was raised. Do many memories. R. I. P. Cousin. See u later.
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Michael William Brown, 71, passed away on February 20, 2020. He was born on January 28, 1949 to Earl and Mary Rose Brown in Evansville, Indiana.
Mike was a handy man. He loved creating and building many different objects around the house. He worked on several projects including a boat dock that he was very proud of for his daughter’s home and remodeling several houses including his own. Mike served his country in the United States Army. He became a mechanic which was his main profession for over 49 years. He also enjoyed deer hunting and being outdoors. Mike was also a 1967 Grad of Evansville Reitz Memorial High School.
Mike is survived by his wife of 46 years Janmalyn Brown; his daughters Amy Brown and Carie Brown; his grandchildren Darbi Brown, Janna Waugh, Jarrett Brown, and Daxton Brown; his siblings Patricia Hill, Donald (Sandra) Brown, Larry (Bonnie) Brown; several loving nieces and nephews; and his best friend Rick Reiter.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. Tuesday, February 25th at Sunset Funeral Home with burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park with military honors.
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