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Glen J. Brown

GlenBrownNORMAL, IL – Glen J. Brown, of Normal, Ill., died Feb. 18, 2014, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill. He was 71.

His memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. March 1 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Brian Goke officiating.

Inurnment will be private at a later date.

Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the memorial home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gift of Hope, the Wounded Warriors fund or St. John Lutheran Church bell choir.

Glen was born March 25, 1942, in Cleveland, a son of Lowell John and Agnes Lesko Brown. He married Susan E. Babcock on Aug. 7, 1976, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Susan survives in Normal.

Also surviving are two sons, Scott W. (Alicia) Brown, of Bloomington, Ill., and Michael E. (Sarah) Brown, of Carlock, Ill.; three granddaughters, Madelyn, Katelyn and Anna Brown, his mother-in-law, Ruth Babcock, of Normal, Ill.; four brothers, Wes (Patti) Brown, of Jacksonville, Fla., Tom (Luann) Brown, Neil Brown, Jeff (Karyn) Brown and Chris Brown, all of Chardon; and two sisters, Bonnie (Chuck) Gyetko, of Montville Township, and Lisa (Kevin) Rowley, of Greer, S.C.

His parents and a son, Matthew Brown, preceded him in death.

Glen was a 1960 graduate of Chardon High School, where he was known as “Charlie Brown,” and later attended Kent State University.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from July 1962-1966. He was a Russian translator in northern Japan during part of his tour of duty.

Following his service in the Air Force, he worked in the electronic distribution industry over 10 years. Later, he was self-employed in video and visual aids for the visually impaired, retiring in 2005.

Glen served as a volunteer member and chairman of Gift of Hope/Life Goes On, McLean County chapter for many years. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa who will be dearly missed.

See the complete obituary and leave online condolences at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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