News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 13, 2013

Allen L. Brown


---- — BRAZIL — Allen L Brown, 70, of Brazil, passed away on May 10, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic, four weeks after minor surgery in Terre Haute. Allen was born April 1, 1943, the son of the late John and Verdie (Overton) Brown. Allen married the love of his life Linda K. Nussel on Sept. 15, 1961. Allen was recently retired business owner of Brown’s Painting and Decorating Inc.  

Allen enjoyed spending time with his family, but enjoyed being grandpa and papa the most. He was known to have an adventurous spirit and enjoyed many hobbies and interest in addition to spending time with his family. Before his health started declining, he was a black belt in Karate, enjoyed flying small airplanes, and hill climbing with dirt bikes. Allen loved the outdoors including gardening, fishing, boating, caring for his property, mushroom hunting, photography, and his Harley. He also enjoyed being a self-taught guitar player and wood worker. Allen and his Golden Retriever "Molly" were inseparable.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda K Brown; son, Rick A Brown and Chris of Center Point; daughter, Kimberly L. Isles and husband Scott of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Joshua A. Brown and wife Sara, Samantha A. Brown and Bryan; great-granddaughters, Kalli, Bailey and Aubrey; as well as extended family and friends.

Services will be Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with the Rev. Dawn Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.