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Austin M. Brown

August 14, 1988 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 35) 35 Years Old

Austin Brown Obituary

Austin M. Brown, 35 of Hennepin passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at his residence.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel 208 S. McCoy St. Granville.

Service will be at 5:00 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home.  Cremation rites have been accorded.

Austin was born on August 14, 1988 in Peru to Frank Brown and Janet (Schaefer) Spanos. 

He was a machinist at Mennie’s Machine Company in Granville. He enjoyed music and playing guitar, fishing and video games.

Austin loved science and was inquisitive about how things worked.  When it came to food and spice, the hotter the better.  Most importantly Austin was a kind, compassionate soul and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his father, Frank Brown of McNabb; his mother, Janet Spanos of Wyoming; paternal grandmother, Anna Marie Brown “Granny Annie” of Hennepin; daughter, Alexis of Granville; sister, Taryn (Edward) Burash of Wyoming; niece, Natalie and nephews, Bodyn, and Barrett of Wyoming; step-sisters, Elizabeth Dempsey and Sheena Rosenquist. He is also survived by an uncle and numerous aunts.

He was preceded in death by maternal grand parents; Cheryl VanWaes and Jim Schaefer; paternal grandfather, Harvey Brown, one aunt, Diane Hundley and step-brother, Ryan Dempsey.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Alexis’s Education Fund.

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November 4, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

November 4, 2023

5:00 PM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326


Alexis's Education Fund


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