Albion - Harold James "Jim" Brown, 74, of Albion, passed away on Friday April 23, 2021 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on Nov 7, 1946 to Waldo James and Larayne (Ramsby) Brown. Jim, as he was known to most, worked at Phillips Industries, later known as Dexter Axle, in Albion for nearly 25 years. Jim loved auto racing and would often be seen at the Avilla Motor Speedway watching the races.
He is survived by his son, Jason Brown of Albion, brother, Gary Brown of LaGrange, and his longtime companion and former wife, Wanda (Gangwer) Brown. He also leaves behind his many friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gerri Lynn Brown. She passed away in 1999. A gathering of family and friends will be held from noon until 2pm on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 2pm at the funeral home with Pastor Austin Gilliland officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Sweet Cemetery, rural Albion.
Contributions may be directed to Jim's family c/o Harper Funeral Homes to assist with final expenses.
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