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Ronald Joseph Brown

August 22, 1939 — September 4, 2022


Ronald Joseph Brown, age 83 of Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at The Lane House in Crawfordsville. He was born August 22, 1939 to Thomas and Winifred Brown in West Haven, CT. He married the love of his life, Judith Kelly, on April 30th 1960. They were married for 59 years until her death in 2019.

He and Judith raised 4 sons, Ronald (Judy), Wayne, Christopher (Ann) and Stephen (Hollie). He had 10 Grandchildren, Christina, Lisa, Laura, Michael, Taylor, Tess, Tatum, Elizabeth, Jarrett and Sarah; 8 Great Grandchildren, Gemma, Zavier, Cassius, Nazir, Zarina, Brennan, Kieran and Rowan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 siblings, Pammy, Carmen, Rayma, Tommy and Reggie; his son, Wayne; and his wife of 59 years, Judith.

Ron worked at Raybestos for many years transferring to Indiana in 1984. He retired in 2006 from Raybestos. He served in the United States Army and loved his country. He enjoyed fishing and loved the New York Giants. He enjoyed working out in the yard and talking politics. He was a great role model and a man of his word. He was a hardworking man all of his life. His family was very important to him. He will truly be missed by all.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St., in Crawfordsville on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 1:00 pm till the time of the funeral service at 3:00 pm with military honors by the United States Army and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Cremation will follow the service. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Share memories and condolences online at

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

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