Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Brother Brown was a 53 yr member of Homer Lodge No. 199. He passed on Feb 22 and his ashes have been brought back here for services.
Marlin Hendrick Brown, Sr., age, 90, formerly of Tucson, AZ and Homer, IL, passed away peacefully at his home with family at his side, on Friday, February 22, 2013. Marlin was born in McComb, MS on March 20, 1922. He was the son of the late Jacob E. "Ed" and Mary Elizabeth (O'Daniel) Brown. He grew up on a farm in Big Spring, TX. On March 10, 1961 he married "the love of his life", Dorothy Lou (Wallace). For most of his professional career, Marlin worked as a Motor Vehicle Engineer for Sinclair Gasoline and later, Atlantic Richfield Oil Company (ARCO). Together, they raised their children in Niles, IL, transferring to Ambler, PA, Batavia, IL and Medford, NJ. In 1983 at age 62, Marlin & Dorothy retired to their farm in Homer, IL. Marlin got his private pilot's license, bought a plane, built a hangar and a runway on his "Field of Dreams". In his second career, he enjoyed plowing the fields and planting corn and soybeans. Marlin was a very proud United States Navy Veteran, having served during W.W. II, mostly in the Pacific Theater. Marlin was a member of the Lions Club International and was a Master Mason for 53 years of the A.F. & A.M. Homer, IL Lodge # 199. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren, friends, farming, flying his airplane, and traveling. Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Dorothy, their children: Donna (Carl) Puterbaugh, Marlin Brown, Jr., Ryan (Sheryl) Roessler, Raina (Danne) Willoughby and Holly (Mark) NcNeill. Marlin is also survived by his grandchildren: Robert (Chris) Puterbaugh-Perris and Danielle Puterbaugh, Autumn, Sahara and Daniel Willoughby, Devin and Griffin Roessler and Mary McNeill. Other survivors include: his brother, Roger (Anna Mae) Brown, his sister, Juanita Battenfield and sister, Mildred (Calvin) Clark, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to his parents, Marlin was preceded in death by his youngest brother and sister-in-law, Wendell (Janet) Brown, his brother-in-law, Horace Battenfield and his oldest brother and sister-in-law, J.E. Jacob Edward (Geraldine) Brown. A Memorial Service, celebrating Marlin's life, will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of West Dundee. The Rev. Steve Mindrup will officiate. The Brown family will be receiving friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions Hospice, 12040 Raymond Ct., Huntley, IL 60142 or First United Methodist Church, 318 W. Main St., West Dundee, IL 60118. A private burial at the Homer G.A.R. Cemetery in Homer, IL will take place at a later date. The Miller Funeral Home of West Dundee is assisting the family. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com. For more information, please call 847-426-3436.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Congratulations to Worshipful Master Dave Harry for being elected to a second term as Worshipful Master of Homer Lodge No. 199.
Homer Lodge No. 199 and Ogden Lodge No. 754 will hold a joint installation at Ogden Lodge on June 2nd at 5 PM with refreshments to follow.
The officers for 2013-14 are:
Worshipful Master, David Harry
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|Worshipful Master Dave Harry presents award|
Homer Lodge No. 199 held a spaghetti dinner at the United Methodist Church in Homer on Saturday to present Sharon Jeffers with the Community Builders Award. The Community Builders Award is presented to a member of the community in recognition of their service and dedication.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Homer members Greg Knott and Todd Creason were invited to join the AMD in December, and invited the group to hold their meeting at Homer and see some of the work that has been started restoring the lodge. The members of AMD were extremely impressed with the old lodge building and the work that has been done there.