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Obituary of Harry C. Brown, Jr

Harry Clifford Brown, Jr, the son of Harry C. Brown, Sr and Margaret (Marshall) Brown, was born September 28, 1936 in rural Republic, KS and passed away on February 24, 2019 at the Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, Hebron, NE at the age of 82 years, 4 months, and 26 days.

Harry grew up in the Republic, KS area, graduating from Republic High School in 1954. He then attended Fairbury Community College, Fairbury, NE.

Following his education, Harry began working for the Kansas Department of Transportation, (KDOT) based out of Belleville, KS, where he worked for 43 years. He was an engineer technician. He also was a lifetime farmer in Republic County.

On November 19, 1966, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Kelly and two children, Ronald and Valerie came to bless the home. The couple made their home in Belleville, KS.

Harry was an active member of the Belleville Wesleyan Church where he served as Treasurer for several years. He also was an assistant leader with the Boy Scouts.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret Brown, three brothers, Curtis, Garald, and Vic Brown; and one sister Marjorie Baxa.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Brown of Belleville, KS; one son, Ronald Brown of Andover, Minnesota; one daughter, Valerie (Andy) Burkholder of New Lenox, Illinois; 3 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Brown of Webber, KS; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Wesleyan Church, Belleville, KS with Pastor Mark McGregor, officiating.

Interment will be at the Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, KS.

Friends may call from One PM until 8 PM on Thursday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS with the family greeting friends 5 PM until 6 PM on Thursday.

Memorials are suggested to the Belleville Wesleyan Church.

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Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.



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