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Obituary: Lavinia ‘Vene’ Brown

October 04, 1932 – March 16, 2021

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Lavinia “Vene” Brown, age 88 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 16, 2021. She is survived by many family members who live in Northern Ireland, England, Australia, and Ontario Canada, as well as many close and dear friends in the United States. Lavinia was preceded in death by her beloved husband Thomas Brown and loving parents Fred and Alice May (nee Britton) Scroggie.

Funeral services for Lavinia will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 12 Noon at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service. Vene will be laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking visitors to please wear masks while in the building and to please follow the six feet social distancing protocol.

Lavinia was a long time member of Lansing Gospel Chapel, Lansing, IL. She worked at Inland Steel as an Executive Secretary for 33 years in their offices located in Chicago, IL. Lavinia was well respected by the colleagues she worked with and the clients she served. Her attention to detail and her organization skills were second to none. If you needed something done, Lavinia was the one to go to. She always went above and beyond in whatever she did. She prided herself on completing the task on time and doing it right. After retirement in 1991, she was secretary to the president of that company.

Lavinia was loved by many and she will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Lavinia’s name to your favorite animal society.

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Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Family owned and operated since 1941, Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home is conveniently located in downtown Lansing, Illinois, and serves the surrounding communities of Munster, Calumet City, and Lynwood. Traditional facilities offer dignified arrangement options for family privacy and reception.