Lynn P. Brown, 76, Columbia City, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday Dec. 23, at his residence. Born on Aug. 8, 1940 in Butler, he was the son of Albert and Audrey (Johnson) Brown.
Lynn attended Dekalb County schools and graduated from Butler High School with the Class of 1959. On Dec. 3, 1966, Lynn married Karen Myers in Fort Wayne.
Lynn has been a Whitley County resident since 1975, when he moved from Fort Wayne. He worked for General Electric, Fort Wayne for 30 years. Lynn was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Butler.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Karen Brown, Columbia City; sons Doug (Larisa) Brown, Chad (Nicole) Brown, and Jason (Allison) Brown, all of Columbia City; eight grandsons, Chandler, Seth, Klayton, Kylar, Alex, Luke, Troy and Kameron; sisters Kay Lemmon of Camden, Mich., Bonnie Harbaugh, Fremont, Julia (Carl) Wynkoop, Grant, Mich., Ella (JR) Cliffton of Hicksville, Ohio, and Dozzy Coburn, Butler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, William Brown and sisters Sue Kring, Dizzy Landis and Joy Kirkpatrick.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, with a Celebration of Life following at 7 p.m. Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, Columbia City, with Military Rites conducted by the Whitley County Korean War Veterans.