Eugene W. “Gene” Brown, 66, of Wapakoneta passed away at 12:21 a.m. Thursday April 4, 2019.
He was born on September 18, 1952 in Lima, OH to Ferdinand & Dorothy (Steinke) Brown Jr. who preceded him in death.
On November 24, 1973 he married Pamela “Pam” Rinehart who survives with their six children; Jason (Darcy) Brown of Springboro, Jeffrey (Megan) Brown of Jackson Center, Jennifer Brown of Springboro, Janna (Jon) Manning of Miamisburg, Justin (Trisha) Brown of Mendon, Jessica Brown of Springboro.
Other survivors include: seven grandchildren, Lincoln and Camryn Brown, Ella and Isaac Manning, Ella, Emerald and Everett Brown; a sister Marie (Larry) Brown; a brother Tom (Tammy) Brown both of Wapakoneta; a mother-in-law Demetra Rinehart; several brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a father-in-law George Rinehart.
Gene was a 1971 graduate of St. Joseph High School. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and was a member of Ohio and National Holstein Association. He also worked at Agrana Foods in Botkins and was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday April 8, 2019 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Clay Township with Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta and one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Dayton.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com