Mathew L. Brown

9-27-13 OBIT Mathew BrownMathew L. Brown, age 91 of Farwell, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  Mathew was born the son of George Alfred  and Estella (Colosky) Brown on July 14, 1922 in Gilmore Twp., Isabella Co., Michigan.  He was united in marriage to Bertha G. LaGrow, and they celebrated 75 years of marriage together.  Mathew had worked as a Trackman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.  He loved to camp, fish and deer and rabbit hunting.  Mathew enjoyed playing Guitar, Harmonica, piano and organ.

He is survived by his children Barbara (Judd) Terwilliger of Farwell, Estella Powell of Owosso and Matthew (Bernice) Brown of Farwell; his son-in-law Lynn Ritz of Fenwick; a daughter-in-law Beth Brown of Lake; 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Mathew was predeceased by a infant son Larry Matthew Brown in 1945; a daughter Maxine Ritz; his son George A. Brown; granddaughters Sheri Terwilliger and Melissa Mae Brown-DeGeer; a son-in-law Greg Powell ; three brothers and four sisters.

Services will be held at the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Minister Kevin Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilmore Twp. Cemetery.  Lunch will follow at the Gilmore Church of Christ.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M. and Friday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.  Please consider leaving the Brown family an on-line condolence at www.stephenson-wyman.com

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