Gertrude L. Brown

Gertrude L. Brown, 67, of Tiffin, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at Cleveland Clinic.

Gertrude was born Nov. 7, 1946, in Tiffin, to Joseph Roy and Ida Minerva (Shiley) Dryfuse. She married Donald V. Brown at the First Lutheran Church in Tiffin July 3, 1964, and he survives.

Survivors include her children, Donald (Barbara) Brown Jr. of Montpelier, Rhonda (Arvin) Craig, Ronald (Sara) Brown and Roger (Barbara) Brown, all of Tiffin; eleven grandchildren; a brother, Fred Carter of Bloomville; four sisters, Juanita Roush of Rutland, Mary Lou Frontz of Tiffin, Ida (Bryce) Biller of Sycamore and Katherine (Wilbur) Miller of Tiffin.

Gertrude was retired from Ameriwood Industries and was a member of the Tiffin Moose. Gertrude also was very involved with all of her grandchildren’s extracurricular activities.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Clyde L. Brown; four brothers, Richard and Edward Carter, Robert and Victor Dryfuse.

Funeral will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Clifford Tyree officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services Wednesday, at Fairmont cemetery. Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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