Donald R. Brown

On Monday, August 3, 2020, Donald “Don” Richard Brown of Cedar Grove passed away at the age of 94. Born on July 11, 1926, in Cedar Grove, Don lived a long, full life during which he served in the Navy at the end of World War II and owned and operated Brown Lumber Company in Cedar Grove Don was involved with the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, the Shriners, and the American Legion. He was involved at events in and around Cedar Grove   Don loved nature and gardening, socializing with family and friends and making homemade wine and sourdough bread.

Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lela Jean Brown. He is survived by his five adult children: David (partner Linda Kaiser) Brown, Cincinnati, Ohio; Steve (wife Pam) Brown, Shelbyville, Indiana; Tom Brown, Cedar Grove; Bruce (partner Ann Webb) Brown, Naperville, Illinois; and Jill (husband Scott) Keller, Pendleton, Indiana. Don is also survived by seven grandchildren: Neil (wife Stacie) Brown, Rockford, Illinois; Tim (wife Andrea) Brown, Hamilton, Ohio; Eric (wife Jennifer) Brown, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ali (husband Luke) Trout, Monticello, Indiana; Graham (wife Kaitlyn), Pendleton, Indiana; Michael (partner Becky Allen) Brown, Shelbyville, Indiana; and Seth (wife Megan) Keller, Pendleton, Indiana, as well as 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation and funeral arrangements are pending at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children ( in Don’s name. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home has assisted the family with the arrangements. For more information, send condolences, or to sign on the line guest book, go to The Cook Rosenberger Staff is honored to serve Don’s family.

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