Donald Dean Brown, 80
Dec. 8, 1934 -- Oct. 5, 2015

Donald Dean BrownDonald Dean Brown was born Dec. 8, 1934, and passed away Oct. 5, 2015.

There will be a public memorial service for Don at Alliance Bible Church, 13939 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon, Saturday, April 16, 2016, with an opportunity to visit beginning at 2 p.m. and a service at 4 p.m.

Don was born in Manhattan, Kan., to Marvin and Blanche Brown. They moved to Chillicothe, Mo,, in December 1941. After graduation from Chillicothe High School, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Mo. He moved to the Detroit area to attend the Chrysler Institute.

Don married Joyce Catherine Morrow October 10, 1958. They lived with their four sons in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Mich. and Thiensville. Don worked at Chrysler Corporation, Burroughs Corporation and Kelsey Hayes in Michigan and was senior engineer at Hayes Industrial Brake in Mequon. His many hobbies included clock collecting, photography, gardening, woodcarving, broom-making and cooking. He loved sharing his talents with others. Don was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Robert Brown and Marvin Dale Brown; his sisters, Fern Weber and Carol Hornsby; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons Brian (Joan), Kevin (Luz), Alan (Chih-Ying) and Gordon (Melissa); and grandsons Christopher, Andrew and Joshua.

We want to express our thanks to the many friends and family who gave support during the past months. They eased Donís journey with pulmonary fibrosis, heart disease and Parkinsonís and have helped in the transition since then. We especially appreciate Dr. Daniel Duffy and the staff of Columbia St. Maryís Ozaukee intensive care and Horizon Hospice for their care. Thank you for passing on the same helpfulness and caring that Don showed during his life.