Jim Brown

August 18th

Jim Brown, 87, of Syracuse, passed away on August 16, 2022 at his home.  He was born on December 26, 1934 in Marion, IN to Kenneth & Deloris (Williams) Brown.  On October 10, 1977 he married Roberta (Maddox) Ekkert who survives.  He was a United States Air Force veteran having served from 1954 – 1962.  He retired from AM General in South Bend in 2000, and worked for International Harvester for 18 years prior.  He was a member of the Syracuse American Legion Post 223.    He is survived by his wife Roberta Brown of Syracuse.  His children – Terri (Rick) Orhn of Lake Havisu City, AZ, Michelle Maas-Hazen of North Dakaota, Barbara (Eric) Matheis of North Dakota, Ken (Amy) Brown of Berne, IN, Marsha (Ken) Hoover of Ft. Wayne, and Tonya (Dave) Gaunt of Ft. Wayne.  Several grand and greatgrandchildren also survive.  He was preceded by his parents and 2 brothers, Robert & David.  Services will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 4 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  There will be 2 hours of visitation prior from 2-4.  The Syracuse American Legion will perform Military Honors for Jim at 4PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Syracuse American Legion Post 223.

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