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David Brown

June 14, 1950 — February 6, 2021

David Brown

David W. Brown


Age 70 of Costa Rica and formerly of Coal City, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home.

Born June 14, 1950 in Joliet, David William is a son of Phyllis (nee Nowman) Saben of Coal City and the late Beryl W. Brown. He was raised in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1968. Dave was a Veteran of the United States Army, and honorably served in Vietnam and Cambodia, where he earned both a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal. He worked as a Laborer his entire career until he retired and relocated to Costa Rica.

In addition to being a member of the Laborers Local 75, Dave enjoyed go-kart racing, and hanging out with his friends.

Survivors include his mother, Phyllis Saben of Coal City; brothers and sisters: Larry Brown of Coal City, Virginia “Ginny” (the late Gene) Proffitt of Wilmington, Barbara (Dennis) Lenzie of Braceville, Michael (Todd) Glenn of Homer Glen and Trudy (Shawn) Kulish of Chicago, and nieces and nephews, as well as his former wife, Linda Adams of Wilmington, and her children: Roger and Julie.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, and his grandparents: Ruby Grace and Lloyd Allen and Everett and Mildred Nowman.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Family and friends are invited to gather at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Hughey from New Hope Presbyterian Church officiating. Inurnment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Dave will be laid to rest with military honors.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Dave’s memory to the V.F.W. St. Juvin Post 1336 in Diamond, Illinois.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Dave’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Memorial services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. ( 815-634-2125 )

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Brown, please visit our flower store.


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