OAKWOOD -- Howard Lee Brown, 83, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.
He was born July 15, 1930, in Paulding, Ohio, the son of Ted and Dorothy (Kelley) Brown. On May 1, 1951, he married Mary Louise Mohr, who preceded him in death on October 10, 2004. He was employed by GM Powertrain, Defiance, retiring in 1991. He attended Dupont Church of the Brethren and was a member of the UAW Local 211. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed bird watching and flowers.
Howard is survived by a son, Mikel (Vicki) Brown, Grover Hill; two daughters, Dawn Brown and Karmel Prosser, both of Oakwood, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Johnnie Brown; infant twin daughters; a granddaughter, Regina Prosser; a brother, Leo Brown; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Bright.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, at Dupont Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Terry Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, and 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center or Dupont Church of the Brethren. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.