Joseph "Joe" Wayne Brown, Sr.


HARMON — Joseph "Joe" Wayne Brown, Sr., 75, of Harmon, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.

He was a self employed truck driver for many years.

Joe was born, Aug. 9, 1945, in Dixon, the son of Joel and Jessie (Hilborn) Brown. He married Linda "Kay" Troxell on Jan. 2, 1965, in Dixon. He attended Harmon United Methodist Church in Harmon. Joe enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a hard worker and cherished his cat, Princess.

Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kay Brown of Harmon; three children, Connie (Joe) Nehring of Amboy, Joseph Brown, Jr. of Amboy, and Sherry (Mauricio) Temiquel of Sterling; 13 grandchildren, Brandon (Elyse) Nehring, Katie (Lance) Montavon, Kyle Nehring, Jake Nehring, Kayla Brown, Joel Brown, Kathryn (Josh) Grim, Anthony Poole, William (Samantha) Koch, Megan (Jake Warren) Koch, Kylie Temiquel, Christian Temiquel, Mason Temiquel; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents.

Mask and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – noon, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Ltd., Dixon. A Graveside Service will follow at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Greenwood Cemetery in Harmon, with Pastor Leanne Keate, officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Harmon United Methodist Church in Harmon.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

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