Murel G. Brown

April 27, 1931 - March 21, 2012

Murel G. Brown was born April 27, 1931, in Newark, Ohio, and passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, with his wife and son at his side.

Murel served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. His military experience was followed by his enrollment in the Northrop Institute of Technology in Inglewood, Calif., receiving his Bachelor of Science in aircraft maintenance engineering in 1961.

Murel married Olive A. Brutchey in Newark, Ohio, in 1955. They spent the last 40 years of their life residing in Delafield.

Murel is survived by his wife, Olive (Brutchey); son, Michael G. (Ilynn) Brown; granddaughters, Alyssa and Olivia Brown; in-laws, Mary Belle Brutchey and Judith (Robert) Sterling; as well as many other relatives and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Brown.

Friends and relatives may pay their respects from 4:30 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Thursday, March 29, at the Waukesha Church of Christ, 2816 Madison Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188 (542- 5072).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following: Make a Wish Foundation, the Visiting Nurses Association or the church of your choice.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit