Donald E. Brown (71) of LaClede


Published on October 8 2012 10:04 am

Donald E. Brown, 71, of LaClede died at 7am Saturday, October 6, 2012 in his home.

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood is handling arrangements.

Don was born on July 21, 1941 in Ann Arbor, MI the son of Robert B. & Ila M. (Cantwell) Brown. He was married to Patsy J. Brown for 38 years.  He was a US Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from Brown Produce, Farina.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy of LaClede, step children, Mike Hollinshead, Thelma Bradford both of Effingham, Jeanette Kleinik of Vandalia, Mark Hollinshead of San Angelo TX, Robert Hollinshead of Farina, Joe Hollinshead San Angelo TX, Max Hollinshead St Elmo, John Hollinshead of Dieterich, Angela Ray of Vandalia, Charles Hollinshead of Vandalia, and their spouces, sister, Darlene Carson, step brothers, James, Thomas, and William Sanderson, and step sister, Janice Sower, many step grandchildren, step great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, step father, James Sanderson, brother Robert Brown killed in Vietnam, sister Mary Ann Wedow and Barbara McClain.

A special thank you goes to Shirley Quick and Catherine Rentfrow for their special relationship with the family.