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Marilyn Jean Brown dies at 73

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Marilyn Jean Brown, 73, of Portage, passed away Monday, December 22, 2008 at the VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso.

She was born January 15, 1935 in Cicero, Ill.

On September 24, 1955 she married Allen A. Brown, who survives in Portage.

Also surviving are four sons, Jeff (Palesteen) Brown of Hanna, Joel Brown of Chicago, Timothy (Gail) Brown of Lakes in the Hills, Ill. and Chris (Barbara) Brown of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Nathan, Miranda and Katie Rose; three great grandchildren, Charles, Kage and Liam; a brother John Larson of Lowell; a sister, Virginia Vischer of Dearborn, Mich. and an aunt and uncle Willa Mae and Bob Moulton of Chesterton.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy Larson and Mr. Freed.

A memorial service, Rev. Craig Forwalter officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26 at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. To sign a guestbook for Marilyn, visit



Posted 12/24/2008