Obituary: Raymond H. Brown


June 6, 1922 – October 10, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Raymond H. Brown, age 99, of Munster, IN, formerly of Crete, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Loving husband of the late Lois E. Brown, nee Nord. Devoted father of Gail (Rick) Badeusz, and Nancy (Rick) Townsend. Proud grandfather of Paul (Kathy) Jensen, Michele (Don) Niemeyer, Rachael (Andrew) Eriks, Oliver Ryan, and Emily (Ray Schenkel) Townsend; great-grandfather of 8. Brother-in-law of Carol (Jack) Fox, and the late Eileen Wiberg.

Visitation Friday, October 15, 2021, from 3 – 8 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, with Rev. Mike Talaga officiating. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. Ray loved God, his family, golf, fishing, trains, the Indy 500, and the Chicago Cubs. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Ronald McDonald House 211 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 or Christ Cares 223 W. Memorial Drive, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.

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