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Robert "Les" Brown

January 31, 1939 March 9, 2020
Robert "Les" Brown
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Obituary for Robert "Les" Brown

Robert Leslie “Les” Brown passed away at age 81 on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Peoria, IL after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on January 31, 1939 to Floyd W. Brown and Florence Campbell Brown, Les was a lifelong Illinois resident. He graduated from Dunlap High School and thereafter Bradley University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Professionally, Les worked in the construction industry for four decades supervising numerous major projects throughout the state.

“Strong as an ox” physically, mentally and spiritually, Les lived a full life. He was a deeply devoted, caring and loving husband to his wife of over 40 years, Marian. He cared deeply for his children and other family members. “The Brown” family get-togethers were always a special time for Les. He participated in numerous ministries in the Catholic Church, always lending a helping hand to anyone in need.

Les is survived by his wife, Marian; son and daughter-in-law, David and Barb Brown of Texas; son Michael Brown of Washington; step-daughter Ann Dean of California; step-son Andrew Varga of Nevada; and step-son and daughter-in-law James and Christine Whitmire of Nevada; step-mother Hazel Brown; his siblings Floyd, Jr., Arlene; Ron (deceased), Tom, Jan and Cheryl; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, March 13, 2020 with a one hour prior visitation. Following Mass, burial will occur at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Peoria, with a reception to immediately follow at Holy Family. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Les’ life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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Visitation

Friday

13

Mar

12:30 PM 3/13/2020 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 3/13/2020 1:30:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

13

Mar

1:30 PM 3/13/2020 1:30:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

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