James (Jim) Brown

ames (Jim) Brown passed away on February 25, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 18, 1937 in Ridgeway Township, the son of Clifford and Margaret Brown. On January 19, 1957, he married Barbara Fisk of Manchester and they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in January. 

Jim was a lifelong resident of the Clinton area. He spent his life working as a farmer and along with his son, spent 50 years establishing Brown’s Trailers. He was a member of the Oliver Gang and collected and restored antique tractors as well as Oliver memorabilia and had a love of all animals, especially cows and border collies.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by his three children, Sue (Mike) Vershum of Manchester, Diane (Dave) Benson of Andover, N.H. and Bradley (Carol) Brown of Saline. His six grandchildren are Valerie (Greg) Davis of Grass Lake, Stephanie Vershum of Manchester, James (Tarah) Vershum of Yukon, Okla., Carmen (Jeremy) Palmquist of Raymond, N.H., Jon (Meredith) Benson of Beverly, Maine, and Joshua Brown of Saline. He has nine great-grandchilden. He is survived by his stepfather, Leroy Brugger of Tecumseh, his two brothers Larry (Rebecca) Brown of Richmond, Va. and Richard (Mary Ann) Brown of Clinton. He has two sisters-in-law, Margery Fisk Hucke of Fischers, Ind. and Arlene Fisk of Manchester, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Margaret and his brothers-in-law, Helmet Hucke and Clinton Fisk. 

The family will be holding a private grave side service later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jim can be made to a Humane Society or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Clinton Chapel of Handler Funeral Home.  Condolences may be offered to the family at handlerfuneralhomes.com.


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