George F. Brown, 89, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Gibson General Hospital Skilled Care Unit in Princeton, IN.


George was born on Dec. 17, 1918 to Frank and Jessie (White) Brown of Owensville, IN.


He graduated from Owensville High School in the class of 1937, where he was the student manager of the Owensville Kickapoos Basketball Team for 4 years. He graduated from the Indiana Business College in Indianapolis, IN. He was employed by the Paul Wright Motor Co. as book keeper, he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Fort Branch, he was the Secretary Treasurer for the Fort Branch Federal Savings and Loan Bank until his retirement. He was a member of the Fort Branch First United Methodist Church, where he and Mary Caroline Douglas were united in marriage on July 25, 1943 George was a member of the Evansville Valley Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (32 Degree), Fort Branch Masonic Lodge F&AM # 696, 50 year member of the Fort Branch Order of Eastern Star # 455, where he was a past Patron He was a member of the Evansville Hadi Shrine, he also belonged to the Old Tyme Car Club. George was a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Fort Branch VFW Post 2714 and the Haubstadt American Legion post 194.


He is preceded in death his parents; his wife, Mary C. Brown; a nephew, Michael Brammer;  a cousin, Vernon Garrett; and many, many friends.


George is survived by 2 sisters and their spouses, Flossie (Nelson) Brammer of Evansville, IN., and Goldia (William) Steiner of Princeton, IN; a niece, Juoy Steiner (Jim) Williams of Bloomington, IN; a nephew, Bruce (Linda) Steiner of Princeton, IN; 5 great nephews, Ryan (Erin) McClain of South Bend, IN, Alan (Carrissa) McClain of Palmer, Alaska, Matt, Andrew, and Samuel Steiner of Princeton, IN; 2 great nieces, Kristen and Mikayla Steiner of Princeton, IN; 3 great great nephews, Evan and Colin McClain of Palmer Alaska; 2 great great nieces, Morgan McClain of South Bend, IN and Torrey McClain of Alaska.


Services for George will be on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch, IN, Pastor John Windell will officiate, burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch, IN, where the VFW Post # 2714 and American Legion Post # 194 will conduct Military Rites.


Visitation will be on Sunday, June 29, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home, where the Fort Branch Masonic Lodge # 696 will conduct Masonic services


George F. Brown