Geraldine Brown

July 12, 1933 - March 16, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI

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Visitations


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263

The Rosary will be prayed at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM.

Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263

Rosary at 7:00 PM at the funeral home

Driving Directions

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
Driving Directions

Services


Wednesday, March 23, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
St. James Catholic Church
733 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Ehlers Danlos Foundation
7918 Jones Branch Dr., suite 300
McLean, VA 22012
Web Site

Cystic fibrosis Foundation
551 36th St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


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Geraldine Ann Brown (Schrauwen), aged 82 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord, at her home on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Brown, her parents, Frank and Katherine Schrauwen; her siblings and their spouses; Edward (Betty) Schrauwen, Frank Schrauwen, Helen (Walt) Glovick, Harold (Evelyn) Schrauwen, Beatrice (Bob) Molhoek, Morrie Schrauwen, She is survived by her children, Kevin (Patti) Brown, Coleen (Ted) Lewis, Roxanne (Scott) Parent, Randy (Alice) Brown, Patrick Brown; her two special nieces, Kathy Glovick and Jan Roys; grandchildren, Joshua Brown, Jessica Brown, Darryl (Dani) Parent, Amanda (Jimmy) Russell, Keith Lewis, Sarah Parent, Ryan (Jamie) Brown, Nick Brown, Todd Lewis, Gabriel Brown; four great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Agnes Schrauwen; many nieces, nephews and friends. Geraldine grew up on Grand Rapids northwest side, the last of seven children. She graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School. She married and moved to the country to raise her children with Howard on the “farm”. She loved family activities, bowling, her friends and Tops Club. She never missed cards or board games on family nights. She loved country music before it was cool. She loved to travel, especially Florida in the winter and enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino. She was a member of St. James Parish, a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 23, at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 733 Bridge St. NW. Burial in Blythfield Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet her family at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home – 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm with the rosary prayed at 7:00 PM. Visitation again at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the Mass begins. Contributions in her memory may be made to Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To sign Geraldine’s guest book and to leave your own memory of her, please visit her web page at www.lifestorynet.com