Richard C. "Rick" Brown

1951 - 2013

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Richard C. "Rick" Brown, 62, of Rawson, passed away at 8:35 a.m., Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born April 16, 1951 to the late Vaughn and Verla (Artis) Brown in Lima, OH. On August 24, 1996, he married Leah M. Schmitz and she survives. He is also survived by two sons: Jeremy (Dawn) Brown of Findlay and Michael Brown of Rawson; a daughter: April Brown of Findlay; a step-son, Robert LaWarre of Findlay; two step-daughters: Brandy (fiancee Milargo Wilson) Pollock of Rawson and Ashley (fiancee Joseph Ellis) LaWarre of Findlay; two brothers: Michael (Pamelia) Brown of Summerville, S.C and William (Gloria) Brown of Death Valley, CA; extended family, William (Wendy) Sharninghouse of Fostoria and 12 grandchildren. Rick was a 1969 graduate of Bluffton High School. He was the owner of Brown's Tax Service and Brown's Construction in Rawson, Ohio. Rick was a member of the Higher Ground Ministries Church in Fostoria. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. Rick enjoyed helping people and was a man of great wisdom and integrity. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Higher Ground Ministries Church, Fostoria. Apostle Derrick Morant and Prophetess Tonee Morant will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Higher Ground Ministries Church, P.O. Box 5111, Fostoria, OH 44830. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Online condolences may be made via

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    Higher Ground Ministries Church
    P.O. Box 5111
    Fostoria, Ohio 44830

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To : Leah and Family
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : The Stauffer Family
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and we are very sorry for your loss Rick was a great man who would do anything for anyone We will really miss him we couldn't ask for a better neighbor

To : Leah
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : Deb Laudick
Leah I am so sorry for your loss I knew Rick was pretty sick during tax season but when you and I talked we couldn't imagine life without him I was so shocked when we got the call at the office We will never be able to replace him or his knowledge I only wish I would've had the chance to tell him how much he has meant to me over the past 30 years I can only hope that in his heart he knew God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow May peace be with you

To : Leah
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : Charity
Sorry for your loss You guys are like family to my family If there is anything I could do let me know I am here for youLove you muchCharity Bracy

To : April Jeremy Michael and Mike and Pam Brown
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : Jane Sparks
My heart is with you in this your time of grief My sincere sympathy to all of Rick's family

To : To Leah and Family
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : Tracy Butler
I'm sorry to here about the loss of Rick he was a great guy He will be sadly missed

To : Leah Brown and family
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : Kris Oakman
My heartfelt condolences on your great loss I had only known him for 3 years but I found him to be very warm compassionate and intelligent He helped me a great deal with my tax issues when my husband passed But he was so open and friendly that I felt like I could call him a friend My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

To : rick brown family
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : bill and sharry eaken and family
Our most sincere sympathy to you on the loss of a truly wonderful man It was our great pleasure to have known him for the past twenty three years It may have only been a once a year friendship but he was a once in a lifetime good man

To : Leah
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2013
From : Penny Decker Oates
i am sorry to hear of your husbands death My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Love Pen

To : Leah and Family
Date :Thursday, June 27th 2013
From : Pat Wright
LeahI have only known Rick for a short time but found him to be honest forthright and a leader to manyI am thinking of youPat Wright

To : Leah Brown
Date :Thursday, July 18th 2013
From : Kevin and Kristie Kern
Please accept our sincerest condolences I know there are no words we can say to ease your grief but we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your familySincerelyKevin and Kristie Kern