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Wayne Jay Brown, Sr.


Wayne Jay Brown, Sr., age 72 of Ada, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Dena; aunt Doris Jager; uncle Joe Jager; and brother-in-law Bill Hemmer. He is survived by his wife Rita; children Wayne (Theresa) Brown Jr., Steve Brown, Shelly (Dave) Klein; Tim Huff; brothers Eric (Deb) Larson, Kurt Larson; sisters Ellen (Larry) VanDyke, Cathy Zaniea, Nancy Rosier, Cindy (Bob) Siemyn; grandchildren Derek (Erin), Aaron, Mitchell, Trevor, Morgan, Christina, Emily, Addison and Isaac; and great granddaughter Avery. Many in Cascade would remember Wayne as Cascade Township Firefighter Brown with his side-kick Ernie. He also worked for many years at Bishop Distributing and Sullivan Carpets. He enjoyed watching sports with a big bowl of chips and spending time with his grandkids. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Green Acres of Lowell and Grace Hospice who supported and cared for Wayne during his final year of life. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 6, 5-8:00 p.m. with a vigil at 5:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr. S.E., Ada. Rev. Leonard Sudlik presiding. Interment Ada Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s name to Van Andel Institute Parkinson’s Disease Research at

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