2010-03-31 / Obituaries



Kenneth Lloyd Brown, age 72, of Brown City, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010.

He was born March 26, 1937 in Caro, Michigan to Lloyd and Helen Brown.

Ken graduated from Caro High School, Class of 1955 and then served in the United States Navy.

On June 4, 1960 Ken was united in marriage to Norma Hill. Norma died on October 15, 2003. On September 29, 2007 Ken married Ellen Dolsen Ankley in Brown City.

He retired as a skilled tradeís supervisor after 30 years at Pontiac Motors. Prior to that he had taught ìhydraulicsî at Oakland Community College for several years and also served as a policeman in Brown City for ten years. Ken was very active in community affairs for the City of Brown City holding office as Mayor, Councilman and City Manager and also on the Planning and Zoning Committee. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Township Participating Planning Commission. He was an active mason and a member of; the Brown City F & AM #409, Washington Chapter OES, Royal Arch Masons, Lexington Commandry and the Sanilac Shrine Club. Ken was an avid supporter of Brown City athletics and the Spartans of MSU. He was a long time member of Faith Baptist Church in Brown City.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his children, Barbara (Christopher) Seidel, Kenneth (Antonio) Brown, Lisa Brown, James (Sheri) Ankley, Virginia Ankley; six grandchildren, Bobbi Enos, Nicholas Trombley, Baylei Enos, Brooke Ankley, Angelika Muxlow, Cameron Carman; two sisters-in-law, Ila Hill and Maryann Brown, in-laws; John and Stella Dolsen; three nieces, Wendy (Dave) Jacot, Veronica (Bruce) Bridson, Rebecca Brown; two great nieces, Samantha Terry, Allison Bridson; two great nephews, Matthew and Steven Jacott and many special friends.

He was prededed in death by his parents, Lloyd and Helen Brown; one brother, Gerald Brown; his wife, Norma Hill Brown and twin sons, Kim and Kirk.

A funeral service was held at the Faith Baptist Church, Brown City with Pastor Paul Gaymon who officiated and burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church or Marlette United Hospice.

Arrangements by Carman Funeral Home, Brown City.

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