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ROBERT E. BROWN, SR.

July 29, 1940 December 6, 2018
ROBERT E. BROWN, SR.
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Robert E. Brown, Sr. age 78 of Plymouth passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in the Elkhart Hospice House.  

Robert was born on July 29, 1940 in Tippecanoe, Indiana to Charles and Mary (McKeigue) Brown. Robert was a lifelong resident of Plymouth and was a graduate of Plymouth High School with the class of 1958. On August 26, 1961 Robert married the former Wanda Rae Leland, she passed away on September 24, 1999. Robert married the former Darlene Zeider on October 28, 2000 and she survives. Robert was a commercial plumber superintendent. He also worked as a Mechanical contractor for Redman Plumbing and Heating in Colombia City and later for Mayer Plumbing and Heating in Plymouth retiring in 2000. Robert was an active member of the Blueberry Board from 1996 to 2018 and a member of the Marshall County Posse and Reserves for 23 years. He enjoyed working and restoring his 1949 Ford truck, Arabian horses and time spent traveling to Florida for the past 15 years, but his greatest joy was his family and friends. Robert attended the Union Church of the Brethren.  

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Darlene Brown, children Robert E. Jr. and Gina Brown of Plymouth, Cynthia A. Sizemore of Bremen, his extended family Steve and Becky Masterson of Grovertown, Jeff and Donna Masterson of Tyner, Gary and Kim Masterson of Plymouth, Melinda and Phil Thornton of Rochester and Doug and Dareen Masterson of Plymouth; his 4 sisters Pat Lewis of Mentone, Therese Mitchell of Kentucky, Ruth and Jerry Ecker of Plymouth and Myrna and Ted Schafer of Plymouth and sister-in-law Marianne Brown; his brother James Brown of Plymouth; Robert was further blessed with 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; Robert is preceded in passing by his parents, his wife Wanda, his sister Marita Cihlar, and his two brothers, Charles Jr. Brown and John T. Brown.  

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in the Van Gilder Funeral Home 300 West Madison Street Plymouth, Indiana 46563 from noon to 2:00 p.m.  

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in the Van Gilder Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Don Deel officiating. Burial will follow the service in the New Oak Hill Cemetery where Robert will be laid to rest next to his first wife Wanda.  

The Brown family requests memorial contributions be made to The Center of Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center Street Plymouth, Indiana 46563 or Union Church of the Brethren, 10483 SR 17 Plymouth, Indiana 46563.  

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories of Robert with his family at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com  

The Van Gilder Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for the Brown family.


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Visitation

Tuesday

11

Dec

12:00 PM 12/11/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
Van Gilder Funeral Home

300 West Madison Street
Plymouth, IN 46563

Van Gilder Funeral Home
300 West Madison Street Plymouth 46563 IN
United States

Service

Tuesday

11

Dec

2:00 PM 12/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
Van Gilder Funeral Home

300 West Madison Street
Plymouth, IN 46563

Van Gilder Funeral Home
300 West Madison Street Plymouth 46563 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

S. Michigan Street
Plymouth, IN 46563

S. Michigan Street Plymouth 46563 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care

Union Church of the Brethren

10483 State Road 17
Plymouth, IN 46563
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