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Richard F. "Dick" Brown

March 17, 1921 March 12, 2020
Richard F. "Dick" Brown
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Obituary for Richard F. “Dick” Brown

Richard F. “Dick” Brown, 98, of Vincennes, IN passed away Thursday March 12, 2020 at Gentle Care Nursing Center with his family at his bedside. Richard was born March 17, 1921 in Knox County, IN the son of Louis R. and Margaret Tromley Brown. Dick was a 1940 graduate of Lincoln High School and after graduation he entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country during WW II in the Pacific Theater in the battles of Tarawa and Okinawa. He married Phyllis Hinton on October 19, 1958 and they made their life together for over 60 years. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, 4TH Degree member of the Knights of Columbus where he served formerly as Faithful Navigator, he was a lifetime member of the Harmony, Elks, VFW and the American Legion. He was named Vet of the year in 2016. He formerly owned and operated Dick Brown’s Camera World

Richard is survived by children, Richard L. Brown, and his wife Cynthia of Vincennes, IN and Rebecca Noe, and her husband Gary of Chattanooga, TN. His grandchildren, Christian Brown, Ciera Noe and Lindsey Noe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Brown, his parents, his sisters Esther Jane Brown, Margaret Brown, his brother Raymond Brown in infancy and a half brother, John E. Woods

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday March 17, 2020 at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Tony Ernst officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Gravesite military honors will be presented by the All Weather Firing Squad. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday March 16, 2020 at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Good Samaritan Hospice or donor‘s charity of choice. Duesterberg-Fredrick is honored to assist the Brown Family during their time of loss.
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4:00 PM 3/16/2020 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3/16/2020 6:00:00 PM

521 Vigo Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

521 Vigo Street Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

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10:00 AM 3/17/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. John Catholic Church

803 Main St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

St. John Catholic Church
803 Main St. Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

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Mt. Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Willow St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Willow St. Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

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Good Samaritan Hospice

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