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James B. Brown

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James Brown, 87, of Ely, passed away peacefully March 8th. Jim was born July 20th, 1935.  After many years of working, Jim retired to Ely in 2013. Jim found many ways to keep busy in retirement by playing Bridge at the Ely Senior Center, golfing with friends, Thursday night Horseshoes, Pool League, attending concerts, dancing whenever he could, and most importantly spending time with his family. Jim had many passions in life, including travel, he loved his road trips, watching golf, reading, music, but none more than the love he had for his wife Susanne. They had a love for the ages. Jim was very proud of the family they formed together.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Susanne. He is survived by his brother Joe (Marty) Ruffier, his sister Carolyn, daughters Carolyn (John) Schiltz of Ely, Shari (John) Conley of Illinois, sons Tom (Lisa) Siebert of Illinois, James (Barbara) Brown of North Carolina, Devan (Pam) Brown of Missouri, his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-granddaughters. As per James wishes, no service will be held.

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