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Roland G. Brown

March 4, 1940 ~ February 25, 2019 (age 78)

Roland G. Brown

Age 78 of Wilmington passed away Monday February 25, 2019 at Aperion Care of Wilmington.

Born March 4, 1940 in Ritchie, Roland Gerald was a son of Harry and Genevieve (nee Muncey) Brown. He was raised and educated in Ritchie, and was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church in Goose Lake. Roland spent his entire working life as a farm hand for many different farmers, including Dale Butterfield and Bill Pollack. When he wasn’t working on a farm, he would spend his time with his family, watching his nieces and nephews grow.

Survivors include his three siblings: Robert (Sarah) Brown of Ritchie, Evelyn (Melvin) Fennewald of Wilmington and Kathleen (Neilse “Max”) Hoffman of Channahon; an adopted brother: Edward (Sandra) Scrogham of Gardner; nieces and nephews: LeeAnn (Eric) Maynard, Bobby Jean (Donald) Peters and Gina (Edward) Jaros; and his good friend: David Hessinger of Coal City.

Roland was preceded in death by his parents; his sister: Janet Brown; and his niece: Julie Galayda.

Visitation and video tribute will be Thursday February 28, 2019 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, and Roland will be laid to rest in Wesley Cemetery at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Roland’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

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Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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