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Richard F. "Dick" Brown

Richard F. “Dick” Brown, age 86, of Eldorado, OH passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN. He was born March 24, 1933 in Preble County to the late Richard D. and Helen Louise (Blackford) Brown. Dick was a U.S. Army Veteran; was a lifelong Preble County farmer; was a firefighter and former Fire Chief for the Eldorado Fire Department for over 30 years; was a longtime member and served as Treasurer of the Eldorado United Methodist Church; he served his community as a Director of the First State Bank in West Manchester for many years; and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife Bonita Dee Brown; grandson James Alan Oakes; and great grandson Drew Aden Steinberger. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Twila L. Brown of Eldorado, OH; son Dean Richard Brown (Shawna Mader) of The Villages, FL; son Duane A. Brown (husband Kevin Martin) of Fennville, MI; daughter Deanna L. (David) Oakes of Richmond, IN; son Rick E. Lewis of New Paris, OH; son Ronald L. Lewis of Eaton, OH; daughter Robin (David) Oda of Arcanum, OH; grandchildren: Katie (Brandon) Williams, Danielle (Dustin) Steinberger, Tarah (Jim) Napier, Tosha (Kayne) Hobson, Michael Lewis, Donald Lewis, Karen (Mark) McCain, Carlee (Todd) Sowers, Ben (Kelcie) Oda, Colton (Alysha) Oda, Jenny Oda and Carsee Jane (Aaron) Blaske; 22 great grandchildren; brother Michael (Sally) Brown of Tucson, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Eldorado United Methodist Church, 341 S Main St, Eldorado, OH 45321. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am at the Eldorado United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Richey officiating. Burial will follow at Monroe Cemetery in Eldorado. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eldorado United Methodist Church. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Twila and Family - Thoughts and prayers to your family. Dick was a long time friend of our family and I loved seeing his smiling face and visiting with him when he came to Brubaker Grain. Brenda Swihart Sizemore

Brenda Sizemore Feb 4 2020 12:00 AM

My neighbor, Richard Brown, am shocked that he passed away. I just saw the Tribute Line of traffic go pass my residence here on Wikel Road. My deepest sympathies go out to the family. May he Rest in Peace.

Jennifer Hedger-Redferin Feb 1 2020 12:00 AM

In a period of time when dishonesty and prevarication are commonplace, Dick Brown exemplified a person of honor, integrity, and good will. Our lives have been enriched from having known him. We thank God for his friendship.

Bob and Dianne Elcook Feb 1 2020 12:00 AM

TWILA and family, so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Kelly (Thompson) Brinley Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Brown

Kelly (Thompson) Brinley Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

On behalf of Commodore Preble Chapter,Daughters of the American Revolution we extend our condolences on the loss of your family member Richard F. Dick Brown, a U.S. Army veteran. Thank you for his service to our country

Jane Morell Smith Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

What a huge loss for your family and for the Eldorado community. I grew up knowing Dick and Twila both, was part of the family, watched and helped him work his fields, shared many meals and moments together and always loved and respected him. He and Twila have always been so good to me. A finer man you won't find. My heart goes out to Twila, Dean, Duane, Deanna and all of the family that are fortunate enough to be in his fold.

Carol Petitt-Milnes Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of Dick. Youre in our thoughts and prayers. Patty Marshall and family

Patty Marshall Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM