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BROWN, David Eugene - Age 87, of Richland, died October 3, 2017, in Grand Blanc. A funeral mass will be celebrated 1PM Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D. Ave, Augusta, MI. Father Francis Marotti celebrant. Burial at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland. Visitation will be held 12PM until time of mass at the church. Arrangements provided by Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Richland Fire Fighters Association, 7401 N. 32nd Street, Richland, MI 49083, or a charity of one's choice. David was born June 28, 1930, in Manistee, the second son of the late Charles and Christine (Rubel) Brown. He graduated from Alanson Littlefield High School in 1948 and attended Central Michigan University and Michigan State University. He worked for Richland Farm Service for 16 years and retired from General Motors Corporation after 25 years of service. David served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a crewman on the Samuel Mather ore boat on the Great Lakes. David was a retired Richland Volunteer Fireman, having served 41 years. For several years, David was the Richland Village Clerk and a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. On June 16, 1956, he married Betty (Marcelletti) in Paw Paw, Michigan. David and Betty have been Richland residents all their married lives. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He and Betty enjoyed spending their snowbird winters in Florida. David took great pride in being a devoted and loving father and grandfather and was devoted to his much loved wife. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Betty; son, David (Carolyn) Brown of Milford; daughter Lori (Jeffrey) Kline of Grand Blanc; 3 grandchildren, David Brown,Gabrielle Kline and Kenton Kline; sister, Beth Klajda of Onekama; brother-in-law Leroy Augustin of Leesburg, FL; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by brother, Charles and sister Patricia. Online condolences may be posted on the obituaries page of

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St. Ann Catholic Church

12648 East D. Ave
Augusta, Michigan 49012

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St. Ann Catholic Church

12648 East D. Ave
Augusta, Michigan 49012

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Prairie Home Cemetery

Richland, Michigan .


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